A.B.O- Un ritratto/
A.B.O. - Transitando (2021)
film, 4K, 12'
written and directed by Irene Dionisio
cinematographed by Nicolò Roberto Roccatello
with Achille Bonito Oliva
production Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Rivoli
with Gucci, Rai Teche, Rai Cultura
Starting from his training and activity in the field of visual poetry in the late 1960s, Bonito Oliva established a relation between some of the most prominent artists of the second half of the 20th century who contributed to the definition of radical new avenues of research, such as, in the late 1970s, those connected to Italian Transavanguardia internationally referred to as “New Expressionism” in the 1980s. Bonito Oliva is known for having launched the neo expressionist art movements through his presentation of their work at the ‘Aperto ‘80’ section of the Venice Biennale in 1980. He later also directed the overall 1993 edition of the famed Biennale of Venice.
Here is an intense and melancholy portrait of one of the most original curators in the history of Italian Art.