Simone Forti

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Simone Forti (born 1935), is an Italian American Postmodern artist, dancer, choreographer, and writer.


  • Handbook in Motion, ed. Kasper Koenig, Halifax: Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and New York University Press, 1974; 2nd ed., New York: New York University Press, 1980; 3rd ed., 1988, 152 pp, ARG.
  • Angel, New York: self-published, 1978.
  • Oh Tongue, postf. Jackson Mac Low, Los Angeles: Beyond Baroque, 2003, ARG. [1]
  • Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955-1972, eds. Ninotchka Bennahum, Wendy Perron, and Bruce Robertson, University of California Press, 2017, 191 pp. Catalogue for exh. held at Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara, 14 Jan-30 Apr 2017. With contributions from Simone Forti, John Rockwell, and Morton Subotnick.
  • The Bear in the Mirror, eds. Simone Forti, Roos Gortzak, and Quinn Latimer, London: Koenig Books, and Middelburg: Vleeshal, 2018, 94 pp. A collection of stories, prose-poems, drawings, photos, letters, notes and memories. [2]


  • Simone Forti: Thinking with the Body, ed. Sabine Breitwieser, Munich: Hirmer, 2014, 320 pp. Exh. held at Museum der Moderne Salzburg. [3]
  • Simone Forti. Senza fretta, eds. Luca Lo Pinto and Elena Magini, Centro Pecci Prato, 2021, 20 pp. Exh. booklet.