The influential curator, critic and art historian Germano Celant (1940–2020) died in Milan at the age of 80. In 1967, Celant curated a group show of artists working with humble materials that included Alghiero Boetti and Jannis Kounellis. ‘Arte Povera: Im Spazio’ at Galleria La Bertesca in Genoa put a name to a new movement and Celant’s subsequent book titled Arte Povera was published two years later. Celant was the author of more than 200 publications and was the artistic director of the Fondazione Prada from 1995 until 2014, and its scientific superintendent from 2015 until his death.