A book launch for Jaleh Mansoor's Marshall Plan Modernism: Italian Post War Abstraction and the beginnings of AutonomiaFocusing on the work of Italian artists Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, and Piero Manzoni, Mansoor's research shows how abstract painting in post WWII Italy critiqued the economic violence of the Marshall Plan and American hegemony, broke with Fascist-associated Futurism and anticipated social unrest and anti-capitalist struggle in the Italian 1960s and 1970s.AUTHORJaleh Mansoor is Assistant Professor of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at the University of British Columbia. She is currently working on the relationship between real and aesthetic abstraction 1888-2008. Her research is on abstract painting in the context of the miracolo Italiano and the international relations of the Marshall Plan era nested within the global dynamics of the Cold War opens up on to problems concerning the labour-to-capital relationship and its ramifications in culture and aesthetics. Her work limns the correlation between real and aesthetic abstraction.
A book launch for Jaleh Mansoor's Marshall Plan Modernism: Italian Post War Abstraction and the beginnings of Autonomia.
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