This book, dedicated to the works of Paolo Scheggi, is presented on the occasion of the exhibition of four works by the artist for Art Basel – Basel 2015. This is the first time since the 1966 Venice Biennale that four Intersuperfici have been shown together.
The publication, coordinated by the Tornabuoni Art gallery, was written with the collaboration of the Paolo Scheggi Association.
Luca Massimo Barbero, senior curator of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and head of the Association, describes and analyses the artistic and personal voyage of Paolo Scheggi, with a significant critical essay, using extraordinary images to document his relationship with other colleague/artists of the period and to demonstrate the deep respect shown for Scheggi’s work by eminent critics such as Gillo Dorfles, Germano Celant, Nello Ponente and Umbro Apollonio.
The book is also enriched with a number of texts celebrating the artistic ferment of the period, and with images of Julio Le Parc, Lucio Fontana, Agostino Bonalumi and other leading figures of the 1966 Biennale.
Paolo Scheggi was born in Florence in 1940 and died in Rome in 1971. Within more than a decade (1958-1971) his research went through different fields of knowledge and different disciplines, from visual arts to architecture to fashion, from poetry to urban and theatrical performances to arrive at a conceptual and metaphysics reflection. In 1964 Carlo Belloli ascribed him among the 44 protagonisti della visualità strutturata, in 1965 he’s ascribed by Dorfles among members of the Pittura Oggetto, in the same year he joined the movement nove tendencije, and holds international contacts, especially in northern European area, where he exhibited more occasions and participated in group exhibitions Zero and Nul. He was present at the Venice Biennale in 1966, 1972, 1976, 1986, Scheggi exhibited in some of the major artistic events of the time, from Paris to Buenos Aires from New York to Hamburg, Dusseldorf to Zagreb.