Luciano Fabro’s oeuvre can be associated with the arte povera group, which formed in Italy in the late 1960s and was active mainly in the 1970s. ‘Arte povera’ literally means ‘poor art’, a reference to the use of ‘poor’, ordinary, not very ‘artistic’ materials. But although he is seen as an arte povera artist, Fabro also made frequent use of precious and expensive materials, to which he was attracted by their sensual and poetic power. In many of his works the artist makes a meaningful connection between luxurious and ordinary materials.
year and place of birth: 1936, Turin, Italy
whereabouts: +2007, Milan, Italy
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Collection Study III: Art in Europe after 196813.09 until 15.03.2015
Starting in September, the S.M.A.K. is presenting an exhibition entitled Collection Study III: Art in Europe after 1968.
Gelijk het leven is28.06 until 14.09.2003
Belgian and international art from the collection. The Museum of Contemporary Art holds an exhibition of its collection from the 28th June to the 14th September 2003.