• Carlo Ferraris

    Valeria Belvedere

    Within the context of the developing generation of Italian artists working with the inherited grammar of arte povera, Carlo Ferraris’ work depends on faulty action, or lapse, yet his parapraxes are not simply blunders; they represent serious mental acts motivated by an alternative sense that arises from two distinct or mutually opposing impulses. Whether intentionally presented as jokes or uttered as slips of the tongue, Ferraris’ works originates from this opposition. It is as if a preconscious train of thought—here the materials, techniques, and order of arte povera—is momentarily worked over

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