Michela Lupieri (b. 1983) is an Italian curator, writer and researcher. This year she is proceeding the second part of her fellowship started in 2018.
“Ideas in the air” is a research project which belongs to the broader framework of researches Lupieri is currently working on with her PhD. As doctoral candidate she investigates the structure of the Marzona collection, in particular the horizontal relationship existing between documents and art-objects.
Quoting Lucy Lippard “Ideas in the air” from the book “Six years: the dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972" Lupieri will consider this narrow time span in order to examine some crucial practices, underlyng the role that ideas and processes have played both in Europe and America. The aim is to analyse the evolution of the art object, how it has gone through a process of revision. Throughout a serendipity approach, in AdA she will looking for items links to the most relevant exhibitions of that period, as a series of manifestations or practices that has been crucial in spreading art-ideas into daily life. In particular will be consider the role that experimental projects, magazines, catalogues, mail art and television have had in this process.