• Installation view of Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera. Image courtesy Tom Powel

  • Installation view of Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera. Image courtesy Tom Powel

  • Installation view of Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera. Image courtesy Tom Powel

  • Installation view of Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera. Image courtesy Tom Powel

  • Installation view of Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera. Image courtesy Tom Powel

Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera
Curated by Germano CelantExhibition

Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera
Curated by Germano Celant

The genesis of the Arte Povera movement is, in many ways, inseparable from the history of Ileana Sonnabend’s legendary gallery. In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the movement’s inception, Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera will open at Lévy Gorvy’s New York location on November 2nd and will run through December 23rd. Curated by the renowned art historian and Arte Povera forefather Germano Celant, this exhibition is the first to investigate Ileana Sonnabend’s central role in the international reception of Arte Povera, and the close friendship between Celant and Sonnabend that grew out of their shared interest in the Italian artists.

The exhibition will include works by Giovanni Anselmo, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio—most of which were originally displayed at Sonnabend’s New York or Paris galleries.

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Publications

Selected Press

The New Yorker | Goings on About Town

November 21, 2017

In a 1967 essay, Celant, a critic and curator, coined the term “arte povera”—poor art—for …

ANSA | 50 anni di Arte Povera, celebrazioni a NY, Londra, Roma

November 2, 2017

Arte Povera compie 50 anni e celebra a New York nel nome di due dei suoi protagonisti: Ileana Sonnabend …

The Brooklyn Rail | The Risorgimento of Arte Povera

November 2, 2017

This fall, three major international galleries in New York City and one private collection mark the …

Artnet | Unmissable Gallery Shows to See in New York City

October 26, 2017

“Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera” at Lévy Gorvy. This fall marks the 50th anniversary of Arte …

The Economist | Arte Povera’s radical simplicity

October 3, 2017

"Mr. Celant is celebrating the movement’s 50th anniversary with a show at the Lévy Gorvy gallery …