REWIND | Italia, Early Video Art in Italy: I primi anni della videoarte in Italia

Laura Leuzzi (Editor), Stephen Partridge (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

The early international history of video art remains contested and most narratives focus upon a fragment. The narrative in Italy was by its nature international, and holds up a mirror to the development of video across the world. Italy was a vibrant centre of video art production and exhibition throughout the 1970s and 1980s. This early 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.

Edited by Laura Leuzzi and Stephen Partridge, 'REWINDItalia Early Video Art in Italy' aims to bring the Italian, seminal, early video experimentation back into the international spotlight and provide a unique resource for research and study. This book is the main output of the REWINDItalia project, funded by the AHRC, and is the culmination of archival research, interviews with artists, seminal essays, translated for the first time into English, plus newly commissioned texts by leading scholars and artists, and a wide selection of video stills and other images.

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.

Foreword by Don Foresta; introduction by Stephen Partridge; the volume closes with The Chronology of Video Art in Italy (1952–1992), by Valentino Catricalà and Laura Leuzzi. Translation by Simona Manca.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew Barnet
PublisherJohn Libbey Publishing
Commissioning bodyArts and Humanities Research Council
Number of pages352
ISBN (Print)9780861967216
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Video art
  • Italy
  • video installation

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    REWIND | Italia, Early Video Art in Italy: I primi anni della videoarte in Italia

    Leuzzi, L., Jan 2018, In : Engramma. 152

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    Parallel Time in Selected Italian and UK Early Video Works

    Lockhart, A., 2016, REWIND Italia: Early Video Art in Italy. Leuzzi, L. & Partridge, S. (eds.). United Kingdom: John Libbey Publishing, p. 273-290

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    Émergence de l'art vidéo en Europe: historiographie, théorie, sources et archives (1960-1980) Séminaire de recherche 3 at the Bibliothèque Nationale François-Mitterand, Paris, France

    Stephen Partridge (Speaker)

    22 May 201823 May 2018

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    REWIND Italia Book Launch, Letherby Gallery, CSM London

    Stephen Partridge (Speaker)

    12 Feb 2016

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    REWIND Italia Book Launch - British School at Rome

    Stephen Partridge (Speaker)

    19 Apr 2016

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

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    Review of REWINDItalia Book edited by Laura Leuzzi and Stephen Partridge on Neural

    Laura Leuzzi & Stephen Partridge

    2/11/16

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