Maurizio Cattelan (Padua, Italy, 1960) is well acknowledged for his crucial, irreverent and nearly absurd sculptures and installations. His new task appears to be a most a metaphor of his very own work than a critic of the roles in ability.
Cattelan is one of the most popular artists of the 21st Century to the level that he is able to produce whichever he would like. Never fail to remember the controversial Banana he made for Art Basel in 2019, which was valued in $120,000. The artist level of popularity arrived with with humorous and essential sculptures and installations towards matters all over politicis, religion, ability, and artwork alone, which at the time were deemed truly masterpieces of modern day artwork. But as transpires with every person, there is a level in the artistic everyday living of an artist in which the work she / he developed are as ambiguous as absurds: no 1 know if they are a joke or an art failure.
His new sculpture YOU, in view from March 28 to June 26 at Massimo de Carlo in Milan, is an sculpture of himself hanging from the bathroom’s roof of the gallery.
In the official press realease you can purple:
“YOU is a hallucination, a simultaneous graphic of handle and failure. A generous welcoming gesture or a unfortunate and unavoidable farewell, YOU explores the purpose of the unique in the collective realm: an admission of surrender, or perhaps an affirmation of kindness. This new intervention by Maurizio Cattelan affirms the demise of excellent powers, whilst infusing a new vitality in the toughness of the unique. Inspite of seeking to produce a length between the do the job and the viewer, Maurizio Cattelan’s YOU is certainly all about us.”
In accordance with the gallery, this new set up that is sourrounded by the deluxe environment of the marble, “A generous welcoming gesture or a unfortunate and inescapable farewell, YOU explores the role of the person in the collective realm: an admission of surrender, or perhaps an affirmation of kindness. The installation affirms the loss of life of great powers, though infusing a new electrical power in the toughness of the personal. In spite of hoping to generate a length in between the function and the viewer, Maurizio Cattelan’s YOU is surely all about us”.
What variety of surrender can an artist like Cattelan perform? To what or to whom does his work have to surrender? Whilst the sculpture is breathtaking, it could also be an oportunity to question if Cattelan’s get the job done is continue to alive.