ArrigoLora-Totino

Biography

Arrigo Lora-Totino (Turin, Italy, 1928–Turin, Italy, 2016) was among the most prominent interpreters of Italian concrete and sound poetry. After initially focusing on painting in the late 1950s, he then turned to phonetic experimentation affiliated with poetry, visual art, and electronic music. Lora-Totino was committed to promoting the circulation of international poetic experimentation by patronizing many projects and activities. With the composer Enore Zaffiri and the analytical painter Sandro de Alexandris, Lora-Totino co-founded Studio di Informazioni Estetica, which operated between 1966 and 1975. The association promoted conferences, events, and artists close to the field of poetry and electronic music. Throughout his artistic career, Lora-Totino has taken part in numerous international exhibitions and published countless limited-edition books. Major retrospectives were held in 1996 at the Circolo degli Artisti and in 2015 at the Associazione Barriera, both in Turn. His works are included in numerous private and public collections, including the Donna Regina Museum in Naples and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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