About the Author
Among the greatest representatives of the art of our time, Giulio Paolini (1940) began his artistic career in 1960. From his first solo show in 1964 up until today he has held numerous exhibitions in international museums and galleries. His poetics deal with issues concerning the conception, the manifestation and the vision of the work of art. Since his first investigations on the fundamental elements of the picture his attention has later focused on the exhibition phenomenon, on the idea of the work of art as a catalogue of its very possibilities, as well as on the figure of the author and the lacking contact with the work of art, which preexists and transcends him. Trained as a graphic designer, Giulio Paolini has always shown a special interest in editorial projects. From the very beginning his research has been accompanied by considerations gathered in volumes that he himself edited.