One of the key members of the 1960s Arte Povera movement, Giovanni Anselmo remains one of the most respected and poetic artists working today. Since 1965, when he was suddenly struck by his relative size within the vast energy and structure of the universe, he has devoted himself to an ongoing investigation the very most finite and infinite concepts and forms, focusing on elemental laws and the forces of nature such as gravity, tension, magnetism and energy. Anselmo’s conceptually taut yet lyrical work, which defies limitations and encompasses installation, painting, sculpture and architecture, brings together a wide range of organic and inorganic materials that manage to address the most universal, poignant and perplexing questions of the human condition and the natural world. This substantial new study includes essays by Rosalind Krauss and Tacita Dean among others. Anselmo is represented in New York by Marian Goodman Gallery.