The Arte Povera movement is new to me so I had to learn more. The movement was coined by Italian theorist Germain Celant, and was most popular in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
The mission of the movement was to reconnect art and life. They strove to embrace everyday materials. The work from the era feels like a mix between the American Minimalist and Assemblage artists. The aesthetic of the concept has minimalist similarities but the materials used were found and common place resembling the assemblage artists. The artists in this era rejected most technology but embraced modern techniques such as installation and performance art.