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  • Ugo Rondinone

    Kunstraum Walcheturm

    “My wallet’s stuffed with paper napkins with names and phone numbers of the people I’ll never call.” “Frank Sinatra’s ‘Summer Wind’ is quietly playing on the radio. I light a cigarette, take a few drags and again exhale.” Sentences like these crop up in Ugo Rondinone’s notebooks or appear painted directly on the wall in thick chocolate brown. This practice reflects Rondinone’s continual search for a means of conveying melancholy without nostalgia or false pathos. His spaces, in which various works relate to each other in some obscure mise-en-scène, constitute a realm infused with a lighthearted

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