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10 May 2023

Book presentation SALVO 17 May 2023

On Wednesday 17 May 2023 IO SONO SALVO. WORKS AND WRITINGS 1961–2015 will be presented in the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. The book is a monograph conceived as a self-portrait: a story of Italian artist Salvo’s practice through his works and words. A collection of paintings, writings (including On Painting) unpublished texts, and various interviews given over the years, complements a vast selection of his works, presented in chronological order.

During the presentation, curator Francesco Stocchi (Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen) and the research manager Lisa Andreani (Archivio Salvo) will discuss the artist's work starting with the works in the Depot and in relation to the solo exhibition Schilderijen - Paintings 1975-1987 organized in the museum's premises in 1988. The presentation will be in English. 


Salvo was born in 1947 as Salvatore Mangione in Leonforte, Sicily. He moves to Turin in 1956, where he starts carrying out conceptual research, first akin to that of Arte Povera and of artists such as Sol LeWitt, Robert Barry and Joseph Kosuth, with whom he comes into contact. 1973 was the year of his “return to painting”, a language he had practiced in the very first years of his training and that, at the beginning of the 1970s, was to be considered unconventional. Salvo does not conceive painting in contrast to the language of conceptual art, and through a fifty-year career he is able to carry on a personal research, in constant dialogue with the past.

IO SONO SALVO. WORKS AND WRITINGS 1961–2015 is edited by Archivio Salvo and NERO Editions.

Image above: Archivio Salvo, NERO Editions, eds., Io sono Salvo, 2023. © Archivio Salvo, Turin; NERO Editions, Rome. 

Practical information

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2023
Time: 14.30h – 15.00h (doors open) / 15.00h – 16.00h (presentation) 
Location: Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Third floor, room A3.03a.
Entrance: free

If you would like to attend the presentation, send an email to rsvp@boijmans.nl before 15 May 2023. The number of available places is limited! 

Important: To enter the Depot, you need an entrance ticket. To book this ticket for free, we will send you a unique discount code after replying. 

Practical information
Salvo, Senza titolo (Without title), 1987, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.