n°4 – October 18, Theater

Carmelo Bene and the deconstruction of the arts of the late twentieth century

Carmelo Bene, Nostra Signora dei Turchi, 1968 - fotogramma


This unpublished essay collects the first results of a reflection launched in the context of the Conference "The Arts of the 1900s and Carmelo Bene" curated by Edoardo Fadini and based in Turin, at the Gallery of Modern Art, between 24 and 26 October 2002. The intent is to focus on how in the first phase of the interdisciplinary practice of Carmelo Bene, between the Sixties and the Seventies, an aesthetic reflection and a deconstructive attitude emerge that involve questions (such as the subject, subjectivity and singular / plural dimension of art) that were being defined in the philosophical field and in the extended field of art during the second half of the twentieth century.

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Cosetta Saba teaches at the University of Udine. His research orbits around the languages of art in all its forms and audiovisual manifestations; deals with visual aesthetics and cultures; of museography of movement images; of models of cataloging, documentation, archiving, preservation and digital restoration of artist films (reduced format), video and video installations; he is scientific director of the Camera Optics Lab (DIUM).