Supercurator Germano Celant
Celant is an art critic, best known for his work as Senior Curator of
Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and as
contributing editor to the art reviews Artforum and Interview.
Celant is known throughout the world for his elaboration of a theory on
Arte Povera (begun in Genoa in 1967 in the Bertesca-Masnata Gallery).
Throughout his career he has organized exhibitions such as Conceptual
Art, Arte Povera, Land Art (Civic Museum, Turin, 1970); Environment/Art
(Venice Biennial, 1976); Identite' Italienne (Georges Pompidou
Centre, Paris, 1981); and The Knot Arte Povera (PS1 Museum, New
York, 1985). He also organized a traveling exhibition entitled Il
corso del coltello, which was shown in the Palacio de Cristal in
Madrid, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Georges Pompidou Centre
in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. In 1996 he
was joint Artistic Director of the first Florence Biennial, dedicated
to art and fashion, and in 1997 was the curator the 47th International
Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennial.