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  • Jannis Kounellis

    Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala

    What sort of challenge has Jannis Kounellis mounted in this work? It is an onslaught that emanates from the morgue, or perhaps the funeral chamber. His judgment of the present state of art is severe indeed; his condemnation is expressed through a polemic against the artificiality of today’s trends, and through a comparison of them with a proposal for an alternative sequence of artistic events (his own) which would be a valid offering to the world at this particular time. The self-references (nearly all the elements present in this show have already appeared in different guise in the artist’s

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