Published for the exhibition “Ennesima. An exhibition of seven exhibitions on Italian art,” curated by Vincenzo de Bellis (La Triennale di Milano, 26 November 2015–6 March 2016), the seven volumes of the publishing project “Ennesima” interpret and investigate the multiple, extensive thematic content covered in the exhibition.
They are joined by the Guide to the exhibition, introduced by a critical essay by the curator of “Ennesima” Vincenzo de Bellis (“Why Ennesima? Genesis of an exhibition born agnostic”) and subdivided into seven thematic chapters, like the “Ennesima” show itself. Every work (over 170 by about 70 Italian artists who have reached the international spotlight from the early 1960s to the present) is illustrated with a photograph and a critical profile on the artist and the current to which the work belongs, indicated on the extensive mapping that crosses the publication and reproduces its itinerary. The Guide is accompanied by the complete listing of the works.
Ennesima includes: To write an Image; The Image of Writing. Gruppo 70, Visual Poetry and Verbal-Visual Investigations; Alessandro Pessoli. Sandrinus, the Whole before the Parts; The Performance where Time Stands Still. Tableau Vivant Between Reality and Representation; A Choral Archive. The Via Lazzaro Palazzi Space, the Experience of Self-Management and AVANBLOB; Present Tense, Indefinite Mood; Here, Now and Elsewhere. Site-Specific and Thereabouts; Ennesima: the Guide