REBEL ART 1968-1978 Artists and Groups from ‘68

October 12 – December 9, 2017

Opening, October 11 6.30 pm


Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese

Corso Magenta 59 – Milano


A project conceived by Marco Meneguzzo and curated by Cristina Quadrio Curzio and Leo Guerra, art directors of the Credito Valtellinese Galleries, the exhibition is meant as a survey of all artistic expressions that were inspired in Italy by a political protest which started in ’65 and, initially triggered by a refusal of the Vietnam war, went on until at least the mid-seventies.


On show is a not large group of artists who mostly worked in Milan and Rome - among which Vincenzo Agnetti, Franco Angeli, Nanni Balestrini, Gianfranco Baruchello, Fabio Mauri, Mario Ceroli, Emilio Isgrò, Mario Schifano, Ugo La Pietra, Franco Vaccari, Gianni Pettena -  together with the many others who in those years, even anonymously, were active in the fields of illustration, murales and other forms of visual communication.  Therefore, the result is a confrontation between so-called “high” (painting, conceptual and behavioural art) and “low” (illustration in magazines and fanzines) languages, that together, in those years, tried to build up new ways of expression which could at the same time be innovative and also accepted by the great masses.

Gianni Pettena, "Grazia e Giustizia", 1968
Gianni Pettena, "Grazia e Giustizia", 1968