Black and white cover of Mirella Bentivoglio catalog with image of a person with black type with letters P A G E S


152 pages

9.75 x 8.5 inches

Published by Pomona College Museum of Art (January 2015)

ISBN 978-0-9856251-6-0

PAGES: Mirella Bentivoglio

This book is the first museum publication in English on Italian artist Mirella Bentivoglio (born 1922). It includes critical essays by art historians Frances K. Pohl, Leslie Cozzi and Franca Zoccoli, and interviews with Bentivoglio and John David O'Brien, plus a bibliography. The book highlights work from the recent exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art, which surveyed nearly 50 years of the artist's work as an internationally renowned member of the Concrete and visual poetry movements. Including works in paper, stone, metal, wood, cloth, plastic and Plexiglass and with numerous previously unpublished images, it reveals the ways in which Bentivoglio engaged with many of the most significant formal and theoretical issues of postwar art--for example, the relationship between image and text, the impact of mass media and consumer culture, feminist critiques of patriarchy and artistic interventions in public spaces.

Curated by Frances K. Pohl, Dr. Mary Ann Vanderzyl Reynolds ’56 Professor of Humanities and Professor of Art History at Pomona College

Edited by Elizabeth Pulsinelli Foreward by Kathleen Stewart-Howe with Contributions by Rosario Abate, Mirella Bentivoglio, Leslie Cozzi, Benjamin Kersten, John David O’Brien, Frances K. Pohl, and Franca Zoccoli

Catalogue design by Kimberly Varella