Expo '67 - Alexander Calder Emilio Vedova
The title of the 1967 Expo in Montreal was “Man and His World,” and the purpose of the theme was to explore what it meant to be human in relation to an increasingly intrusive modern technology.
Here, art came into its own as a form of international identification. Alexander Calder and Emilio Vedova executed two projects, one sculptural and the other environmental.
Calder made Trois disques, an impressive and extraordinary stabile, which was commissioned by the International Nickel Company and positioned in Place de l’International Nickel, while Vedova, with his Percorso/Plurimo/Luce, created an area of light and sound for the large central concourse connecting the various exhibition spaces of the Italian Pavilion.
Through the research of archival materials, as well as models and actual works, this book sheds further light on the contributions made to modern art by two of its leading exponents, establishing a relationship that, while indirect, is parallel and contemporary.
Edited by Skira, Milano/Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, Venezia
Format: 24 x 28 cm
Price: 35 euro