SELF-PORTRAIT by Carla Lonzi
216 x 139mm, 364 pages, Black & white printing, Perfect bound, Softcover, 2021
Recorded and transcribed throughout the 1960s, Carla Lonzi’s Self-portrait ruptures the narration of post-war modern art in Italy and beyond. Artmaking struck Lonzi as an invitation to be together in a ‘humanly satisfying way’, and this experiment in art-historical writing is a testament to her belief. Lonzi abolishes the role of the critic, her own, seeking change over self-preservation by theorising against the act of theorising.
Translated by Allison Grimaldi Donahue