“A new revolutionary art”: Balestrini and the Great Revolt of the Long 1960s


March 12, 2024, 6:00 PM

General Admission: $15, Members & Students: FREE


This presentation aims to illuminate the social, political, and cultural movements that nurtured Balestrini’s fervent commitment to rebellion. Examining the contradictions of the Neoavanguardia, the contagious enthusiasm for 1968, the novelty of workerist ideas, and the magnetism of Potere Operaio, the talk endeavors to make sense of Balestrini’s call for a new art that is “crafted by the masses and for the masses.”


Luca Falciola is a Lecturer in History at Columbia University. His research focuses on social movements, political radicalism, and violence. His publications include the award-winning Il movimento del 1977 in Italia (Carocci, 2015).

Light refreshments will be offered