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ENRICO BAJ, born in 1924, in Milan, Italy. Instead of studying renaissance artists, he prowled around witches' cauldrons. He retained a taste for the peculiar. In his works he used a range of miscellaneous materials: belts, mirrors, wallpaper, bits of fabric. In this same way, witches brewed the simplest and most dubious materials in their cauldrons, creating a devil's potion. His witchcraft was a gauge of contemporary confusions. André Breton discerned something errant in Baj's face: wandering traces of images coming into being; anguish over the present and apprehension; a laugh of deliverance.—In 1952, with Sergio Dangelo, he published the manifesto "Il Primo Manifesto Della Pittura Nucleare". —Died in 2003.
2009PORTRAITS | Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago
2003NO!art IN BUCHENWALD
Boris Lurie, GEDICHTIGTES/GESCHRIEBIGTES, Stuttgart
Contributions to the catalog book: The Bum Manifesto |Two Nuclear Forms
NO!art INVOLVED ARTISTS: ARMENTO + ARONOVICI + BAJ + BARATELLA + BROWN + BRUNET + BRUNO + BRUS + CHORBADZHIEV + D'ARCANGELO + DAYEN + DE RUVO + EHM-MARKS + ERRO + FABRICIUS + FISHER + GATEWOOD + GEORGES + GERZ + GILLESPIE + GILMAN + GOLDMAN + GOLUB + GOODMAN + HALLMANN + HJULER + KAPROW + KIRVES + KUSAMA + KUZMINSKY + LEBEL + LEVITT + LONG + LURIE + MAMA BAER + MASTRANGELO + MEAD + MESECK + PATTERSON + PICARD + PINCHEVSKY + RAMSAUER + RANCILLAC + ROUSSEL + SALMON + SCHEIBNER + SCHLEINSTEIN + STAHLBERG + STUART + TAMBELLINI + TOBOCMAN + TOCHE + TSUCHIYA + VOSTELL + WALL + WOLF + WOYTASIK + ZOWNIR