Material Poetry


The Ferrero Foundation is reopening the season of great autumn exhibitions with this exhibition dedicated to Alberto Burri

This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2022.

ISBN: 9788857246758 Category:


The retrospective dedicated to the great Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915- 1995) seeks to explore the beauty and complexity of the creative process that underlies all his work.

The exhibition is curated by Bruno Corà, president of the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri in Città di Castello. The title La poesia della materia (The Poetry of the Material) evokes what Burri managed to produce, working with the most varied materials and recycling anything that happened to come into his hands with an inexhaustible creative energy. Tar, paper, fabric, jute sacks, combustions of plastic, wood and iron with their welds: “Burri ennobled even the poorest and most ordinary materials, bringing them into the dimension of beauty, which, to be authentic, must always be reconquered.”

Although he is one of the most important and internationally well-known Italian artists of the second half of the 20th century, Burri’s work still holds many secrets in store, which this exhibition, and the accompanying catalogue, hope to shed light on.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 28 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 24 April 2022
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 24 x 28 cm
Weight 300 g


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Bruno Corà is an art critic, art historian and curator. He is President of the Fondazione Burri, Città di Castello.