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In a short statement, written in 1960, Libero Badii renounces any form of salon exhibition, in keeping with his other disengagements from, for example, academic continuity, material progress, and official teaching.
Libero Badii (Arezzo, Italy, 1916-Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2001) was a sculptor whose main output consisted of works of symbolic significance. During the 1950s, following a trip through Latin America, his work was influenced by pre-Columbian art. He created the concept of "the sinister" as both a form of knowledge and a way of feeling. He named his studio-workshop Almataller [SoulShop]. In 1962 he had an exhibition at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Art]. His note is dated November 1960.
In the 1960s, the artistic community's response to the institutions of the system was fairly complex, because it was motivated by either the growing politicization of the period or by personal approaches. Badii's response, in this document, is clearly of the latter variety, in keeping with his assertion of individuality and freedom. As a note that is published retrospectively, it seems to be an early expression of his renouncement of the benefits of the system (both honorary and material) that were assumed by lots of the 1960s artists.