movements. 1 – start-ing with chairs

 

I went in any gallery of the “start” circuit (from a period of time an association of the most important galleries in Milano), followed by a video maker, taking the chair of each gallerist who accepted to participate in my project (they were all warned earlier about the project). I bring each chair by walk, from each gallery to the Triennale, where the event was held, inviting each gallerist to come to sit on his own chair at the opening day.

The move is a “physical” shift, which is used as a metaphor to talk about the “art system”.

At the opening the gallerists found their chairs arranged in accordance with the grid of the “start” information booklet (I left gaps between the chairs with the names of the galleries which didn’t accept to participate in the project).

In front of them, Roberto Pinto (a critic who often works with young artists), held a conference [with a text previously wrote by himself] about my work using it as a metaphor to talk about the “art system in Italy”.

The entire operation was filmed.


Performance / photographs - video documentation

2007

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