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“This series of images is a site specific project that took place in a Venetian palace in Italy. The intention was to transform the historic environment of the palace into a metaphysical space playing with the contrast between classic and contemporary.”
Lorenzo Vitturi (Venice, 1980) lives and works between London, Milan and Venice. After graduating in photography and design at IED in Rome (2004) he has been on a two years residency at Fabrica, the Benetton centre for research in communication (2005-2007). Formerly a cinema set painter, Vitturi has brought this experience into his photography practice, which revolves around site-specific interventions in accurately researched locations. He uses photography to set the scenes of thoughts and ideas through the manipulation of space, following his projects from creative ideation to realization. – Artist statement
“Untitled” (Placebo) was a piece created by the artist after his partner died of AIDs-related complications; the title is a reflection of the incurability of the illness. Visitors are invited to take a piece of silver-wrapped candy from the constantly replenished expanse, initiating a continual process of depletion and regeneration.
“Well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and immersive installation. It ranges from works on paper featuring intense semi-abstract imagery, to soft sculpture known as “Accumulations”, to her “Infinity Net” paintings, made up of carefully repeated arcs of paint built up into large patterns. Since 1977 Kusama has lived voluntarily in a psychiatric institution, and much of her work has been marked with obsessiveness and a desire to escape from psychological trauma. In an attempt to share her experiences, she creates installations that immerse the viewer in her obsessively charged vision of endless dots and nets or infinitely mirrored space.” via [Tate Modern]
Images via [IGNANT]