The Worker, the Monster and the Ancient Gods. "Operaismo", "Autonomia" and the Depiction of Revolutionaries

  • Datum: 04.12.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 12:00 - 14:00
  • Vortragender: Jacopo Galimberti
  • Ort: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rom
  • Gastgeber: Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
  • Kontakt: paulinyi@biblhertz.it
The Worker, the Monster and the Ancient Gods. "Operaismo", "Autonomia" and the Depiction of Revolutionaries
A shared concern of Italian operaismo-minded artists of the 1960s and 1970s was to devise images that mirrored both the material culture of the period’s labor struggles and "the workers’ point of view".
This three-part analysis will examine the drawings that appeared in classe operaia, Pablo Echaurren's drawings published in Lotta Continua in 1977, and a poster developed by the most operaista component of the Italian feminist movement, the Wages for Housework Campaign. These three case studies shed new light on political iconography and provide a contribution to one of Mario Tronti's recent projects: a Warburgian atlas of the working class.

Scientific Organization: Marica Antonucci

Jacopo Galimberti is a post-doctoral fellow of the British Academy at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Individuals against Individualism. Western European Art Collectives (1956-1969).
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