Monograph / catalogue dedicated to the work of kinetic artist and co-founder of Gruppo T Grazia Varisco.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Cortesi Gallery, London from October 1st to November 28, 2015.
Grazia Varisco (born 1937 in Milan) has been a key representative of programmed and kinetic art
throughout her artistic career. Together with Giovanni Anceschi, Gianni Colombo, Davide Boriani and Gabriele De Vecchi, she was a member of the Italian Gruppo T (T Group, where “T” refers to the concept of time as a new content of art). Founded in 1959 in Milan, Gruppo T was one of the most important collectives of kinetic art in Europe, introducing innovative forms of art through the creation of perceptual experiments and interactive environments designed to encourage and generate different and unexpected reactions in the viewer. Varisco was one of the first artists who explored concepts such as motion and changes in time, while seeking a direct interaction with her audience. Through the use of simple geometric signs, her artworks inhabit the space around them, creating different spatial dimensions that challenge the viewer's perception and disorientate the senses.