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Art Orienté Objet

Galleria Emi Fontana

The name of the French artistic team Art Orienté Objet also contains an explicit declaration of intention. Theirs is an art oriented toward objects, understood, as they say, as all that is presented to the mind and can be related to an external reality. Objects transmit affective signals wedded to their form or function and expressed in a chain of unpredictable associations that generate other objects.

Their investigation into the interpersonal relationships between prisoners led to this installation, their first solo exhibition in Italy. Two chairs were connected by long shoelaces through a series of holes at the center of the large piece of glass that divided them, which was also marked by the prints of two overlapping hands. The installation brought to mind the visitation room in a prison, or in any case a place where access to another is impeded. On one wall was written the phrase Tu

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