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Born in Piraeus, Greece, 1936-2017 | Lived and worked in Rome


Jannis Kounellis was a Greek performance artist and sculptor associated with the Arte Povera movement. Kounellis was originally a painter but shifted to installations. He was known for his involvement with Arte Povera, a movement dedicated to attacking the established norms of government, industry, and culture.


His work was recognized and he participated in prestigious exhibitions including Documenta and the Venice Biennale.

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