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Roberto Roversi. Il libro con le figure

From: 31/10/2014 - To: 25/01/2015

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Piazza Galvani, 1 - 40124 Bologna (BO)

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Date of last update: 26/01/2015, 11:02


Biblioteca Archiginnasio, Sala dello Stabat Mater and upper open gallery
31 October 2014 - 18 January 2015
extended to 25 January 2015


The exhibition presents a collection of 28 works made by Roberto Roversi in a variety of techniques and different sizes. These works are shown to the public for the first time.
The paintings, made during a short period of time (1976-1979), were organized by Roversi in an album called “Il libro con le figure” (The book with pictures). He kept the album for more than thirty years at bookshop Palmaverde and then he handed it in to his nephew, Antonio Bagnoli, so as to let him decide if it could become a real book, as he had meant in 1979. There were other projects coming up, therefore, in the end, he didn't publish the book.
The late Sixties of the 20th Century were the period of maximum diffusion of the so-called verbal-visual poetry, which reached its maturity during the following decade. Several artists/poets experimented new language forms – often using waste material – working on the interaction between text and image. At the end of the Seventies Roberto Roversi (Bologna, 1923- 2012) had already experimented poetry, fiction, non-fiction, theatre and, between 1973 and 1976, singing, by participating in three albums of Lucio Dalla.

Always open to innovation and experimentation, it is no wonder that Roversi wanted to engage in this verbal-visual creative form of expression.
The exhibition is part of the event called “The future opens day by day”,  dedicated to Roberto Roversi by the Bologna City Council Institution for Public Libraries during the year 2014.



Further information and updates on www.archiginnasio.it

  • From: 31/10/2014
  • To: 25/01/2015

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