L’immagine della scrittura : Gruppo 70, poesia visuale e ricerche verbo-visive, Milan, Mousse Publishing, 2015
Miscellanea, Centro d’Arte Spaziotempo, Florence, 1993→
Sprintpoem, Fondazione Berardelli, 2012→
The other view italian women photographers, 1965-2015, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, 5 October 2016–8 January 2017
Italian artist and writer.
After living for some time in Livorno, where she collaborated with an avant-garde theatre, Lucia Marcucci moved to Florence. Like most young talents in the 1960s, she started out with other artists and poets, with the Gruppo 70, the magazine Tèchne, and more specifically with the Gruppo internazionale di poesia visiva (“international visual poetry group”). She made contributions to many reviews (Arte Oggi, Il Portico, Nuova Corrente, La Battana, Lotta Poetica), all of which demonstrated the ideological commitment of their “artistic struggle”. Her collages and art objects were shown at a number of events, particularly at the International Art Biennale (Venice, 1978), in Florence, and in Rome. Marcucci’s work stands out through her unusual use of visual, gestural, and physical codes; the series Impronte e Paesaggi [Imprints and landscapes, 1976] uses body markings in an autobiographical manner. The slogans, symbols, images and colours – especially blacks and reds – in her compositions are the result of a playful, eye-catching, violent and vital creativity, that she utilises as provocative processes – a global indictment of the tragedies affecting our world.
Among her grievance themes: the commodification of women’s bodies and beauty, the profit motive, the Vietnam War and napalm bombs, hunger, and the exploitation of nature – such connections can be established through works like Semplice facile divertente [Simple, easy, fun, 1966], Io to ex-amo [I ex-love you, 1966), as well as a technological novel, Nove Stanze [New stanzas, 1972], a visual essay, and a series of object/books (1983).