Communes, Farms and Menhirs. Echaurren, Baruchello, Sottsass and Male Domesticity

Dr. Jacopo Galimberti

Domesticity and the material culture of the home are crucial themes for the works of numerous Italian female artists active in the 1960s and the 1970s. But how did the relationship with domesticity change in the work of male artists in those two decades? Comuni, fattorie e menhir explores this question in light of the materials held in the archives of the Echaurren Salaris Foundation. In particular, it will analyse the work of Ettore Sottsass, Gianfranco Baruchello and Pablo Echaurren, three artists who were pushed to reflect upon the domestic space and the role of men within it by their encounters with feminism, the Beat Generation and the communes of the 1970s.

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