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Michael Fliri, The wrong turn offered unexpected discoveries, 2011/2012. Performance view, February 16, 2012.

Michael Fliri and Asta Gröting

Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 7

Michael Fliri, The wrong turn offered unexpected discoveries, 2011/2012. Performance view, February 16, 2012.

Michael Fliri and Asta Gröting were, respectively, student and teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, and this past spring the younger artist decided to show his most recent work together with that of his former professor in a two-person show titled “In Between.” Fliri, who is one of the most interesting artists to have emerged in Italy in recent years, engages in performative works that serve as phases in a specific search for identity. On this occasion, he engaged in an action, The wrong turn offered unexpected discoveries, 2011/2012, that was particularly expressive. Wearing a sort of large, heavy brown coat, the artist was enclosed for a long time inside a wooden and glass vitrine, similar to the ones Beuys used to collect his objects. He remained seated there at length, using his hands to fiddle with a prosthesis, a long tail that stuck out of the cagelike box and

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