June 22, 2013

Maurizio Cattelan - Retired but never tired

This post as an hommage to Maurizio Cattelan, one of the most provocative and interesting (not synonymous) artist of the last half century, who claimed he was retiring although he was expected in a large exhibition about him in Bâle, Switzerland. He only sent a work called Kaputt (see above, it's the 5 stuffed horses back nailed as trophies on a wall). Of course it's not photography art per se but it provides great images so it fits with scoptophilia. And many consider some of his work pornographic although there's not much nudity or sex in it. I also added ancient works based this time on photography.  Cattelan questions our relation to modern myths and triggers laughs or ta least smiles that possess the singular quality to open our eyes on our own credulity. Hope he'll do some more even if retires cos, as the title of the post states, he seemed not to be artistically tired (eg. his last exhibition in Warsaw).

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