Giulio Paolini

Genoa, 1940

A main figure in conceptual art, Paolini began his activity in Turin in 1960. His poetics focuses on issues that question the conception, occurrence and vision of the art pieces. From his first investigations around the constituent elements of painting, his attention was subsequently oriented on the exhibition act, on looking at the piece as a catalogue of its own possibilities, as well as on the figure of the author and his/her lack of contact with the work, which pre-exists and transcends him/her.

Alfonso Artiaco


Giulio Paolini
Hic et nunc, 2021
Xerox reproduction, plexiglas sheet, plaster cast, hourglass, plexiglas case, white plinth
Sheet 35 x 35 cm, case 40 x 40 x 40 cm, plinth 100 x 45 x 45 cm, overall dimensions 140 x 45 x 45 cm
Photo © Luca Vianello, Torino
Image Courtesy Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini, Torino © Giulio Paolini
Artwork Courtesy Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy

Giulio Paolini
Hic et nunc, 2021
Xerox reproduction, plexiglas sheet, plaster cast, hourglass, plexiglas case, white plinth
Sheet 35 x 35 cm, case 40 x 40 x 40 cm, plinth 100 x 45 x 45 cm, overall dimensions 140 x 45 x 45 cm
Photo © Luca Vianello, Torino
Image Courtesy Fondazione Giulio e Anna Paolini, Torino © Giulio Paolini
Artwork Courtesy Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy

Giulio Paolini
Matita su carta, 2006
Collage on paper
50 x 40 cm – 52x42x2 cm (framed)
Courtesy Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy