Extramural Exhibitions: New Urban Spaces in 1970s Italy

This essay examines the phenomenon of exhibitions occurring in small rural towns across the Italian peninsula during the 1970s. Taking two exhibitions as examples studies–Campo Urbano, interventi estetici nella dimensione colletiva urbana (Urban Field, Aesthetic Interventions in the Dimensions of the Urban Collective), held in Como in 1969 and curated by Luciano Caramel and Volterra ’73, organized by Enrico Crispolti in the city of Volterra in 1973–artists and curators alike transformed dormant medieval towns into lively social platforms for art and audience participation.

Extramural Exhibitions: New Urban Spaces in 1970s Italy,” in Spaces of (Dis)location, edited by Rachael Hamilton, Allison Macleod, and Jenny Munro, 151-170. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

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