The art historian Philippe Daverio died last night at the Institute of Tumors in Milan. This was announced by the director and director of Franco Parenti Andree Ruth Shammah.
Lecturer and essayist, former Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Milan, he was 70 years old. “His brother wrote me this morning to tell me that Philippe passed away tonight,” Shammah told Ansa.
Born on 17 October 1949 in Mulhouse, in Alsace, he was also councilor of the Municipality of Milan from 1993 to 1997 in the Formentini junta, with delegations to Culture, Leisure, Education and International Relations, and was responsible for the reconstruction of the Contemporary Art Pavilion destroyed following the explosion of the bomb in via Palestro on 27 July 1993.
Philippe Daverio has always called himself an art historian. The general public met him in 1999 as a correspondent for the program Art’è su Raitre. The following year he was the author and presenter of the program Art.tù, then from 2002 to 2012 the author and presenter of Avvenire, among other things he curated the weekly column “Looking beyond” between 2007 and 2008.