Tag cloud, 1972

A curiously contemporary work from 1972 in the Italics exhibition curated by Francesco Bonami at Palazzo Grassi in Venice. It seems that designers of good-looking tag clouds such as Wordle haven’t really invented anything aesthetically new. The work, “Sì alla violenza operaia” (“Yes to workers’ violence”), is by artist Nanni Balestrini, 1972.

Sì alla violenza operaia, Nanni Balestrini, 1972

2 thoughts on “Tag cloud, 1972

  1. molto interessante.
    osservazione a latere: 1972. quanto è stata breve la stagione dei pieni diritti per i lavoratori! e quanto presto è iniziata la loro erosione… io che sono del ’75 non me ne rendo pienamente conto

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