REWINDItalia: Early Video Art in Italy/I primi anni della videoarte in italia

Edited by Laura Leuzzi & Stephen Partridge

Italy was a vibrant centre of video art production and exhibition throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

This early seminal experimentation attracted artists from all over the world and laid the foundation for video art. However since then, early Italian video art has received only scant international exposure. Its contribution to the history of video as an art form has for too long escaped the recognition that it so unequivocally deserves. Derived from the AHRC funded research project ‘REWINDItalia’, REWINDItalia Early Video Art in Italy/I primi anni della videoarte in Italia – edited by Laura Leuzzi and Stephen Partridge – aims to bring the seminal Italian early video experimentation back under the International spotlight. The volume includes seminal essays, already appeared in Italian publications, plus newly commissioned texts by leading scholars and artists, translated into English for the first time. A wide selection of stills from video artworks and photographs from set provide a fruitful resource for research and study. Authors include: Renato Barilli, Maria Gloria Bicocchi, Lola Bonora, Silvia Bordini, Paolo Cardazzo, Cinzia Cremona, Sean Cubitt, Bruno Di Marino, Simonetta Fadda, Vittorio Fagone, Marco Maria Gazzano, Luciano Giaccari, Mirco Infanti, Laura Leuzzi, Sandra Lischi, Adam Lockhart, Stephen Partridge, Cosetta G. Saba, Emile Shemilt, Studio Azzurro, Valentina Valentini, Grahame Weinbren. The volume is closed by The Chronology of Video Art in Italy (1952–1992), by Valentino Catricalà and Laura Leuzzi, translated for the first time into English. With a foreword from Don Foresta, and an introduction by Stephen Partridge. Translation by Simona Manca.

Bilingual English/Italian


Arts Life

Juliet Art Magazine

Publisher: John Libbey

ISBN: 9780 86196 721 6 Price £32/EUR 46,22

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