Artist name
Gruppo MID
Date of birth
Founded in 1964 by Antonio Barrese, Alfonso Grassi, Gianfranco Laminarca and Alberto Marangoni, linked by their shared experience at the Brera Academy, the MID became part of the history of Italian Programmed Art at least five years after the founding of the Gruppo T and the Gruppo N in Milan and Padua. The acronym that the artists attribute to themselves contains its own lines of action: Mutation (and not Movement as was erroneously written by a number of critics, and who for all intents and purposes would historicise this version), i.e. driven towards chance and innovation; Image, in reference to the visual sphere in which they operate; and Dimension, hence the surpassing of the limits of painting and sculpture with a view to producing multimedia, synesthetic and contingent works. [...]
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