SYXTY, Antonio. Syxty Sorriso and Altre Storie.

(Italy): Yard Press, 2017.  First edition.  Quarto.  30cm by 20cm.  382 pages.  The first volume dedicated to Antonio Syxty’s work as performance artist and director on the Milanese alternative scene, replete with images, drawings and texts from his archive. Embedded in the underground creativity of Milan’s only basement-theatre – the OutOff, a hotbed of experimentation in the late 1970s and early 1980s – Syxty was one of the most electrifying exponents of the so-called Italian New Spectacularity, a theatre that was defined as metropolitan, fast, catchy, post-ideological yet sentimental. The book is drawn from the printed archive of over 25 performances made between 1978 and 1982, and consists of drawings, collages, photographs and texts produced and collected by the artist over this time.  The book contains three previously unpublished critical interventions by Flora Pitrolo, Joe Kelleher and Alessandro Mendini.  A near fine copy in glossy wrappers.  Published in an edition of just 400 copies.


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