Jannis Kounellis


Tate Modern, London | 29 Apr 2009 to 1 Jan 2010


United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Sun - Thurs 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri, Sat 10:00am - 10:00pm


Jannis Kounellis is a painter, performance artist and sculptor. Born in the Greek port city of Piraeus in 1936, he moved to Rome in 1956, and has lived and worked there ever since. He is best known as an influential figure of arte povera, a radical and revolutionary movement that emerged in Italy during the 1960s and questioned the value of art and culture that appealed only to a wealthy or 'cultivated' elite.

This exhibition featured some of the artist’s most important works, drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection.

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