• Massimo Kauffmann

    Studio Guenzani

    This show had one strange characteristic: the works exhibited by the artist were treated as visual metaphors, and those metaphors were charged with negativity. Massimo Kauffmann had various artisans (a leatherworker, a dressmaker, a shoemaker) create a series of perfectly finished leather mannequins with a sumptuous air. He designed the chests of those anthropomorphic structures to be shaped like purses that could be opened, each with a handle. In the cavities, he placed a large number of metal weights. He has used metal weights in his earlier pieces to convey the idea of measurement and

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