Pages: Mirella Bentivoglio, Selected Works 1966–2012
Edited and with introduction by Frances K. Pohl
Foreword by Kathleen Howe
Contributions by Rosario Abate, Mirella Bentivoglio, Leslie Cozzi, John David O'Brien, and Franca Zoccoli
Interview by Benjamin Kersten
Designed by Content Object, Kimberly Varella
Paperback with Dust Jacket: 152 pages
Publisher: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2015
Dimensions: 8.5 x 9.75 in.
Printing: The Avery Group at Shapco Printing, Minneapolis
This book is the first museum publication in English on Italian artist Mirella Bentivoglio (born 1922). It includes critical essays by art historians Frances K. Pohl, Leslie Cozzi and Franca Zoccoli, and interviews with Bentivoglio and John David O'Brien, plus a bibliography. The book highlights work from the recent exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art, which surveyed nearly 50 years of the artist's work as an internationally renowned member of the Concrete and visual poetry movements. Including works in paper, stone, metal, wood, cloth, plastic and Plexiglass and with numerous previously unpublished images, it reveals the ways in which Bentivoglio engaged with many of the most significant formal and theoretical issues of postwar art―for example, the relationship between image and text, the impact of mass media and consumer culture, feminist critiques of patriarchy and artistic interventions in public spaces.
Photography by Ian Byers-Gamber