CLOSEMappa (Map) — Alighiero Boetti, 1988 Embroidery on linen on stretcher © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome Courtesy Kunstmuseum Basel and Sammlung Goetz, München Photo: Wilfried Petzi, MunichGermano Celant, “Arte Povera: Notes for a Guerrilla War,” Flash Art International n°5 (1967). Opposite: Giovanni Anselmo, “Cubo (Cube),” (1968). Courtesy Gian Enzo Sperone.Arte Povera was concerned with taking away, eliminating, and downgrading things to a minimum. Germano CelantLuciano Fabro, It-alia, 1971, mirror, lead on wood. Courtesy of Magazzino Italian Art, New York. Photograph by Marco Anelli © 2017.Marisa Merz "The Sky is a Great Space" at The Met Breuer. January 24–May 7, 2017It’s hard to differentiate whether recent attention to Arte Povera comes from the movement’s 50th anniversary, the sociopolitical conditions or the rising prices within the art marketInstallation view of "Arte Povera. Curated by Ingvild Goetz" at Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street Jannis Kounellis © 2017 The Estate of Jannis Kounellis Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome. Mario Merz © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, RomeInstallation of "Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting", at the Guggenheim New YorkInstallation view of "Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera" at Lévy Gorvy’s New York. Image courtesy Tom Powel.