‘My favorite dream has always been the one in which I get to go to my own funeral.’⠀
The artist is encouraging the public to confront death head(stone)-on with ‘Eternity,’ a future cemetery for the living. ⠀
Visit Art Basel's News Archive online to read about this collaborative artwork from ‘Hopscotch (Rayuela)’, a citywide exhibition curated by @CeciliaAlemani for @ArtBasel Cities Week in Buenos Aires, September 6-12, 2018. 🇦🇷 #ArtBaselCities⠀
Stay tuned for the #MaurizioCattelan weeklong takeover of our Instagram on August 20.⠀
Images: (1) Maurizio Cattelan is participating in the 2018 Art Basel Cities Week in Buenos Aires. Photo by Pierpaolo Ferrari. (2) Cattelan’s previous cemetery project in Carrara, Italy, asked students to create gravestones for their artistic heroes or anti-heroes. Photo by Luciano Massari.
"It’s funny, grotesque and displays a complete lack of respect, and his work gifts us the necessary nonsense", writes Monopol’s editor in chief @elkebuhr about the work of @mauriziocattelan in our feature (Monopol 11/2018) on why art is the most purposeful thing in the world. His latest exhibition in Shanghai is called “The Artist is Present,” and it consists of him stealing ideas of, well, Marina Abramović.
A different allusion to an existential condition, where the subject is deprived of any possibility of action, is elaborated in "Novecento (1900)". The work consists of an embalmed horse hung from the ceiling by a sling. The animal’s neck is bent downward and the hooves, stretched out during taxidermy, extend toward the ground. A new take on the concept of natura morta (“still life,” literally “dead nature”), the final image is one of frustrated tension, of energy destined to find no outlet. "Novecento (1900)" is on display at @castellodirivoli.
Zeven jaar gaat de verbouwing van het prachtige Boijmans vergen. Gelukkig dit weekend goed afscheid kunnen nemen... Wat voor zin heeft het allemaal nog zonder Mauriziotje. Hopelijk vind je een fijn pleeggezin Maurizio en kunnen we een bezoekersregeling treffen :) #boijmans#mauriziocattelan#ikmishetnual
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(1) Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari, "Retro Candle," 2016
(2) Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari, "Ponyride Candle," 2016
(3) Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari, "Fluffy Candle," 2016
(4) Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari, "Lipstick Candle," 2016
(5) Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari, "Carnal Candle," 2016
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Fakir buried in earth
Installation at XLVIII Venice Biennale