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Piero Gilardi

Piero Gilardi, Collaborative Effects took place between 26 January and 7 April 2013 and focused on Gilardi’s radical approach to collaboration, inside and outside of the art world, from 1963 to 1985.

The exhibition, presented in partnership with Castello di Rivoli, in Turin and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, included Gilardi’s celebrated Nature Carpets, realist slices of nature made from hand-painted and carved foam, as well as early sculptures designed to be worn and performed as costumes.

Curated by Andrea Bellini and Diana Franssen, the exhibition also included a selection of archival material which illuminated Gilardi’s influential roles: in the development of Arte Povera; as key force within networks of international collaboration, and as a creative facilitator within grassroots movements. 

Exhibition research together with a Public Programme symposium generated a collection of new writing, original translations and online resources assembled in a Nottingham Contemporary Dossier on the work of Gilardi. 

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Collaborative Effects: A symposium

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Anti-Psychiatry and its Legacies

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Piero Gilardi Walkthrough with Rhiannon Firth

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Gilardi/Newling Walkthrough with Bruce Asbestos

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The Study Sessions: Ecosophy

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