Emilio Prini was born in 1943, and died on September 1, 2016.
He was an Italian artist associated with the Arte Povera movement that began in the 1960s.
He was involved in one of the early contributors to the Arte Povera movement living in Genoa in the 1960s.
His became involved in shows such as “Arte povera – Im spazio” and “Collage 1” curated by Germano Celant, art critic credited with grouping the artists together.
In the book Arte Povera, Caroyln Christov-Bakargiev says that “Prini has created works based on the relationship between language and experience, exploring the meaning of intention, practice, reproduction, documentation and use through media such as photography and audio recording, written text and oral discourse.”
During his Perimetro series began in 1967, he places neon lights activated by sound at the ends and center of a room, leaving the viewer to activate the work and gain a heightened sense of the surroundings.
His “Camping [Amsterdam] approached the concept of a nomadic home which touched on Arte Povera’s concerns on nature and culture.
Emilio Prini passed away at 73 years old.