La fondazione del FUORI e la mobilitazione degli artisti (1971-1974)

  • Sergio Cortesini Università di Pisa
Keywords: FUORI, Angelo Pezzana, Riccardo Rosso, Alfredo Cohen, Ettore Sottssas jr, Ugo Nespolo, Armando Puglisi


This article discusses the foundation of the FUORI – the first national organization of Italian homosexuals in 1971– and its journal, Fuori!, from an unprecedented angle, that is the contribution of the artists to the politics of visual and discursive representation of the new social subject. Working on primary sources, the author casts a light on the stimulating microsocial milieu of intellectuals, artists, designers in Turin that originated the FUORI and describes how artistic vanguard and reformist or revolutionary political discourse allied in propelling the first gay liberation front.