Marco Fusinato, Mass Black Implosion (ST/48-1, 240162, Iannis Xenakis), 2007, ink on archival facsimile of score, 20 7/8 x 25 1/4". From the series “Mass Black Implosions,” 2007–.

PROMINENTLY FEATURED on Marco Fusinato’s bookshelf is a section dedicated to the Red Brigades, the militant leftist organization infamous for the 1978 kidnapping and murder of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro. Fusinato admits to having been intrigued, even a bit obsessed, not so much by the group’s actions or motives as by the memoirs of imprisoned former members—individuals who at some point early in their lives decided upon the most radical path, only to be compelled to contemplate the outcome of that decision for decades. Fusinato, born in 1964 and thus of a generation destined to come of age in the cultural and historical aftermath of such decisions, places viewers in a similarly deliberative position with regard to the artifacts of political and artistic radicalism appropriated and recontextualized in his work.

Case in point is Fusinato’s series “Noise & Capitalism,”

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