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Marco Samoré

Valentina Moncada

This show’s content is described perfectly in its title, “Standard.” Largely a Pop fantasy, the exhibition was constructed according to a serial methodology and consisted of just the sort of things that fill our everyday lives in anonymous and repetitive fashion. At the gallery entrance Marco Samori had arranged a heavy curtain like those in certain movie theaters. On a round, fluffy white rug he placed a large sofa and a low coffee table of his own design. Further on, in a comer of the space, was another piece of furniture designed by the artist: a sort of bench or seat on which one easily could imagine a traveler waiting between trains or flights. The entire installation was done in an absolutely anonymous style redolent of the ’60s and ’70s, that is, the time of the artist’s childhood and youth. Six large photographs suggested the sorts of actions or narrative developments that might

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