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 Kounellis, Jannis (1936 - )
Greece / Italy

Untitled, 1971

Steel and propane gas;
8 x 108 x 4 cm
Arte Povera

UID 102-322


Greek-Italian painter, sculptor and performance artist, Kounellis studied at an art college in Athens until 1956, the date of his departure for Italy. He settled in Rome and studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti, where he was particularly influenced by the non-figurative painter Alberto Burri. His work is characterised by the constant concern, on one hand, with symbols of the urban mass and industrial civilisation and, on the other, with fundamental individual values. All this was clear at the shows into which he turned his exhibitions; Kounellis would "sing" the numbers and letters painted on the canvases. In 1967, he became involved with Arte Povera and his works basically consisted of the superimposing of objects, materials and actions culturally and physically opposed to each other. In 1972 and 1982, he took part in "documenta" 5 and 7, respectively, in Kassel. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, with highlights being those held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (1990) and at the Kunsthalle Hamburg (1995).


Jannis Kounellis
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), USA
18-10-1986 ~ 04-01-1967

Arte Povera 1971 Und 20 Jahre Danach
Kunstverein (Munchen), Germany
26-04-1991 ~ 23-06-1991

Passions privees
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
19-12-1995 ~ 24-03-1996

Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Spain
19-11-1996 ~ 19-02-1997

Jannis Kounellis
Gallery Gian Enzo Sperone, Italy
01-01-1971 ~ 31-12-1971

Jannis Kounellis - Arbeitien von 1958 bis 1985
Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Germany
27-02-1985 ~ 07-04-1985

Arte Povera in The Berardo Collection
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
15-10-2005 ~ 31-12-2005

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007

Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
14-02-2011 ~ 29-05-2011


Arte Povera 1971 Und 20 Jahre Danach, 1991
Published by Kunstverein

Arte Povera in The Berardo Collection , 2005
Published by Centro das Artes - Casa das Mudas

Christie's, Contemporary Art (Part II), 1993
Published by Christie's

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Jannis Kounellis, 1986
Published by Museum of Contemporary Art

Jannis Kounellis – Arbeitein von 1958 bis 1985, 1985
Published by Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus

Kounellis, 1991

Kounellis, 1996
Published by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Paolot Mussat Sartor, Fotografo 1968-1978, 1979
Published by Arte e Artisti in Italia, Milan

Passions Privees, 1995
Published by Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

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