This volume is dedicated to the work of Giuseppe Chiari (1926-2010), an eclectic and experimental artist and composer from Florence, Italian promoter of the historical avant-garde of research in art. His work is documented by a large volume published in the Art section of Forma Edizioni. This book represents an important overview of the artist’s work comprising about 900 works of half a century of his production. The volume is enhanced by the critical essays of Fabio Migliorati in collaboration with Mario Chiari, the artist’s son.
“The work of Giuseppe Chiari is based on a discourse on the freedom to act (to make art), ritualized in experience, as reference to human constancy, closely linked to the social and political dimension of things, all through the performance of the work, the action of the object, in the movement which is accomplished from the musical intervention to the visual one. The artistic principle is an allegory of the pursuit of a free action, which means creativity and which is both inspired by and leading to it.” (F. Migliorati)