Arte Povera: Homage to Amalfi ‘68

Arte Povera: Homage to Amalfi ‘68, an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, commemorated a three-day art exhibition in 1968 that changed the course of contemporary art in Italy.  Arte Povera,  literally meaning poor art, was an art movement that encouraged guerrilla art-making practices and the use of inexpensive materials.

Texts for the exhibition were displayed on plywood boards leaned against the wall, reminiscent of the heavy-handed and material quality of the works in the show.

Art Direction: Luis Bravo
Curators: Erica F. Battle, Carlos Basualdo
Exhibition Design: Jorge Galvan
Editor: Amy Hewitt
Photography: Philadelphia Museum of Art Photo Studio

© Neil Spencer
Updated October 12, 2023