PRINT February 2020

Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone, Thanx 4 Nothing (detail), 2015, still from the 2K video component (black-and-white, sound, 24 minutes 14 seconds) of a mixed-media installation additionally comprising four screens, sixteen monitors, and a carpet.

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a precious luminous primordial palace · a map of the human soul · an object of desire · a prom night filled with tears and laughter · a wall covered with words · a second summer · a spirit that burrows into your head and leaves you shining · a time capsule about culture and counterculture · a meditation on life and how to live it · an occasional sunset reflected on the window · a bowery boy · a gay-rights activist · a poet in love with the poetry of fanny howe · a glory morning · a practitioner of the nyingma lineage of tibetan buddhism · a small white sailboat on the bay · an exploration of time place and memory · a spring rain over a sloping orchard · a passage · an untold story · a pause · a bouquet of flowers · a bright smiling face · a barbra streisand christmas album · a full day looking for sex in the golden age of promiscuity · an ancient apricot tree · a daylight · a wistful meditation on the world and its beauties, mysteries, and injustices · a hand made of air · a sitting down by the river · a body-language oralist · a breathing in the water · a fleeting memory to which no date or place can be attached · a celebration · a slender elder with an upright posture · a release of silence and peace · a pebbled island · a walt whitman dressed as gertrude stein dressed as dylan thomas · a golden present · a restless language · a spiral progression of circles · an italian american from roslyn heights · a wild water adventure · a secret yogi · a hole in the roof of the pantheon · an inevitable sentiment · a radio hanoi hippie · a mirror set in the crotch of a tree · a distant blue · a door into the void · a collection of short stories · a color of grace · a swimming with lizards · a let me tell you · a long solitary walk · a palm tree growing out of a crack in the rocks · a manual for misery and happiness · an all moons all suns · a student of dudjom rinpoche · a blue rocking horse · a tantric beast performer · a feeling that we had hardly begun and we were already there · a dharma sister and brother · a setting a river on fire · a rainbow drawing with a house under it · a great white whale leaping from the water and rolling into it again · a dazzling mind · an umbrella tree along the tiber · a radical faerie · an arch of a bridge · a friend a muse a lover · a place to stay ·

Ugo Rondinone is an artist based in New York.