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Enrico Pedrini

Enrico Pedrini was born in Montesano, Filighera (Pavia), Italy, in 1940. A theorist and collector of Conceptual Art, Pedrini placed particular emphasis on the work of Bernar Venet, Art and Language and Victor Burgin. Pedrini’s collection focused on Dada, Fluxus, Minimal Art, Arte Povera, Vienna Aktionismus and Graffiti Art. His books and articles examine issues in Anthropological Art, Conceptual Art, and Possibilism. Notable books include John Cage, Happenings, and Fluxus (1986), The Quantic Machine and the Second Avant-Garde (1991) and Irreversibility and the Avant-Garde: An Essay on Physics and Modern Culture (2004).

Pedrini studied the interaction of dissipating systems, chaos theory and the new potential of art. He was recognized as a curator of international exhibitions, including projects at Studio Oggetto in Milan, the Persano Gallery in Turin, the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Nice and Andrea Meislin Gallery in New York. Together with Wolfgang Becker, he curated the Taiwanese Pavilion at the 1995 Venice Biennale. Most recently, Pedrini curated exhibitions at the Galleria Il Ponte in Florence and Rome, Entropyart | in | progress in Naples, the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, the Galerie Depardieu in Nice and OPEN in Venice. Enrico Pedrini was also a professor of epistemology at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Frosinone and wrote for publications including Segno in Italy, PerformArts in France and NYArts and ARTERY in New York. Enrico Pedrini died in Genoa, Italy, on April 19, 2012. He is survived by his wife Mariella Marcantoni and son Gianmaria.


BOOKS & DOCUMENTATION


ESSAYS & COMMENTARIES

L’indeterminazione e la flessibilità di Giuseppe Chiari

Andrea Meislin Gallery: Daniel Rothbart and the Paradigm of the Sacred

Il Fuori-Artista

Arte(Dissipazione)

Fluxus e il ‘daily life’ del villaggio globale

What Do We Do About Reality?

Daniel Rothbart e la memoria collettiva

Daniel Rothbart et la mémoire collective

Daniel Rothbart and the Phoenix

The Guilin Yuzi Paradise

La grande esposizione: Intra-muros a Nice

Monaco/Montecarlo: The New National Museum of Monaco in Perspective

Meditation | Mediation for Daniel Rothbart

Sons & Lumières: A History of Sound in 20th Century Art at the Centre Pompidou

Daniel Buren: Activating Space

Doug Aitken’s Video Work in Turin


REMEMBRANCES

Enrico Pedrini: The Pharmacist from Genoa (A Letter) by Richard Milazzo

Enrico Pedrini: The Caffeine of Europe by Daniel Rothbart

Beyond the Artist at CR10 Arts by Francine Hunter McGivern

Memories of Enrico Pedrini by Wolfgang Becker

Lettre à Enrico Pedrini de Bernar Venet

Enrico Pedrini: Friend and Mentor by Christian Depardieu

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