• View of “Jan De Cock,” 2017. Photo: Agostino Osio.

    Jan De Cock

    Francesca Minini

    “Is it still possible today for art to exist outside of the rules and demands of the market?” It seems strange to read this question as the opening line of a commercial gallery’s press release, and stranger still to discover “communism” as one of the stated objectives of an artist working within the existing art system. And yet this was the case with Jan De Cock’s “Everything for You, Torino.” Apparently De Cock is working to critique the market from within. His own word for his practice is sculpturecommunism. To this end, he uses his studio as a design and exhibition space for his own work.

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