Giovanni Anceschi Italian, b. 1939

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Giovanni Anceschi (b.1939) is an Italian artist who is considered by many to be the founding member of kinetic and programmed art in that country. Anceschi studied theoretical philosophy at Milan University and became a founding member of Gruppo T, as well as being a fundamental participant in the Nouvelle Tendance movement of the 1960s.
Early in his career, Anceschi explored the use of electromagnetism and electromechanical elements in his work to encourage interactivity with viewers. He was a friend of Enrico Baj and participated in the activities of the art gallery Azimut, which was coordinated by the artists Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani. His work has explored perceptual disorientation, contraction and dilution of time, and visual poetry

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Giovanni Anceschi (b.1939) is an Italian artist who is considered by many to be the founding member of kinetic and programmed art in that country. Anceschi studied theoretical philosophy at Milan University and became a founding member of Gruppo T, as well as being a fundamental participant in the Nouvelle Tendance movement of the 1960s.


Early in his career, Anceschi explored the use of electromagnetism and electromechanical elements in his work to encourage interactivity with viewers. He was a friend of Enrico Baj and participated in the activities of the art gallery Azimut, which was coordinated by the artists Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani. His work has explored perceptual disorientation, contraction and dilution of time, and visual poetryIn MutualArt’s artist press archive, Giovanni Anceschi is featured in Mumok Opens 'Vertigo. Among the several prizes he was awarded it is worthy to remember “Compasso d'oro”  1998 and the Gugennheim prize for culture in 2001. Op Art and a History of Deception 1520-1970', a piece from the ArtDaily in 2019.

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