The Worker, the Monster and the Ancient Gods. "Operaismo", "Autonomia" and the Depiction of Revolutionaries

Research Seminar mit Jacopo Galimberti


A shared concern of Italian operaismo-minded artists of the 1960s and 1970s was to devise images that mirrored both the material culture of the period’s labor struggles and “the workers’ point of view.” This three-part analysis will examine the drawings that appeared in classe operaia, Pablo Echaurren’s drawings published in Lotta Continua in 1977, and a poster developed by the most operaista component of the Italian feminist movement, the Wages for Housework Campaign. These three case studies shed new light on political iconography and provide a contribution to one of Mario Tronti’s recent projects: a Warburgian atlas of the working class.

Wissenschaftliche Organisation: Marica Antonucci

Veranstaltungsort /Address/Indirizzo

Villino Stroganoff
Via Gregoriana 22
00187 Rom

Anna Paulinyi
+39 0669 993-227


Dienstag, 4. Dezember 2018
11.00 Uhr

Jacopo Galimberti

... is a post-doctoral fellow of the British Academy at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Individuals against Individualism. Western European Art Collectives (1956-1969)