Eugenio Viola

Salud, Deporte y Control

November 2008

In what ways and under what pressures does art forge its own identity? Can (or must) an artist be political, apolitical, or have a personal vision of history? Curated by Lillebit Fadraga, “Salud, Deporte y Control” (Health, Sport and … READ ON

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Tim Rollins and KOS, Ugo Rondinone

October 2008

The exhibitions in the Raucci/Santamaria space share the evocative and polysemous theme of metamorphosis. In Gallery A, Tim Rollins and KOS use musical scores to visualize a decisive motif that traverses all of Western culture—from Ovid to… READ ON

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“Making a Scene”

July 2008

According to stereotype, the act of “making a scene” is built into the very bedrock of Neapolitan culture; it is a native custom frequently celebrated in vernacular comedic plays, films, and literature, both ancient and modern. What is … READ ON

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“ITALIA ITALIE ITALIEN ITALY WLOCHY”

July 2008

It is a daunting task to define the cultural identity of a country without resorting to clichés; the task is even harder if you are attempting to identify not a general Volkgeist, but rather a pretext for reflecting on the rifts and anxieties… READ ON

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Nordine Sajot

April 2008

Spirit is generally considered to be something immaterial, a transcendent entity immanent to man and antithetical to the body, and white is a color associated with light and lightness. But while it may sound like some concept of evanescence,… READ ON

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Marco Tirelli

March 2008

Spheres, prisms, cylinders, and cones become architectural spaces in Marco Tirelli’s drawings. Rendering elementary, geometric shapes in dense weaves of primarily black and white marks, made in charcoal and tempera, Tirelli presents his … READ ON

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Santiago Cucullu

February 2008

“The Creaky Shaft,” Santiago Cucullu’s first solo exhibition in Italy, centers on sociopolitical discourse and the contradictions that characterize the artist’s continent of origin, South America, a region constantly suspended between… READ ON

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Thomas Struth

February 2008

This exhibition, organized by Mario Codognato, constitutes Thomas Struth’s first retrospective in an Italian museum. The show’s clean and rigorous design successfully conveys the creative path of one of the most important representatives… READ ON

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Steven Gontarski

January 2008

Steven Gontarski’s work juxtaposes ancient references with a contemporary sensibility in a strongly evocative and personal manner. The artist's aesthetic strategy is particularly evident in his portraits, which are characterized by a range… READ ON

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Paul Fryer

December 2007

A late-nineteenth-century Western Union lineman, John Feeks, who was electrocuted after falling onto power lines in New York, is the departure point for Paul Fryer’s new site-specific installation Martyr, the only piece in his exhibition … READ ON

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