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Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.

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b. 1973, Italy

Roberto Cuoghi Biography

Roberto Cuoghi was born in Modena, Italy in 1973, and lives and works in Milan. Cuoghi’s practice is unique: he has no direct influences, and his work doesn’t fit comfortably within any genre of art. His diverse series of works over the past two decades are united by a preoccupation with process: he develops new techniques and methodologies to execute every work with absolute creative control and the highest degree of craftsmanship. Each new series is vastly different than the last, and Cuoghi moves seamlessly from medium to medium, mastering form without being defined by any singular style.

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Cuoghi’s practice lies somewhere in the crux of learning and obsession. His most renowned ‘performance’ began in 1998 when, at the age of 25, Cuoghi prematurely aged himself into an older man of 67 years, seeking to ‘become’ his father. Over the next 7 years, Cuoghi accelerated the appearance of his age rapidly and without the use of prosthetics–instead, he increased his weight to over 300 pounds, dyed his hair grey, grew a large beard, and developed chronic dark circles and eye bags. The portrayal had lasting effects–although he eventually reverted his appearance, the physical trauma would permanently damage his health. This prolific period was depicted in his film, The Goodgriefies (2000), which highlighted the complexities of Cuoghi’s new identity as an old man, interspersed with altered iconic cartoon characters–a dystopian blockbuster-style movie which gained him international attention. Cuoghi would reject the notion that this incredible feat can be defined simply as an artwork or performance; rather, it falls at the intersection between art and life, where time and perception, nature and technology, and history and myth collide to form new investigations into humanity.

Roberto Cuoghi Featured Artworks

SS(XIVP)c by Roberto Cuoghi contemporary artwork
Roberto CuoghiSS(XIVP)c, 2016Ceramic
31.5 x 44 x 28 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Enquire about this work
Ether en Flocons by Roberto Cuoghi contemporary artwork
Roberto CuoghiEther en Flocons, 2016–2018Mixed media, agar-agar, gelatin
70 x 50 x 20 cm
Hauser & Wirth Enquire about this work
SS(XXXVIP)c by Roberto Cuoghi contemporary artwork
Roberto CuoghiSS(XXXVIP)c, 2016ceramic
9.45 x 18.11 x 17.72 inches
Lehmann Maupin Enquire about this work
Senza Titolo (Untitled) by Roberto Cuoghi contemporary artwork
Roberto CuoghiSenza Titolo (Untitled), 2014Mixed media
310 x 170 cm
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Senza Titolo (Untitled) by Roberto Cuoghi contemporary artwork
Roberto CuoghiSenza Titolo (Untitled), 2014White limestone of the Dolomites, red sand, and to be determined
Variable dimensions
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57th Venice Biennale 'Viva Arte Viva' Related Press 57th Venice Biennale 'Viva Arte Viva' 13 May 2017, art agenda

Viva Arte Viva is a tautological title. Since a tautological statement is one that is necessarily true on the basis of its circular syntactical structure, it's logical to assume that Christine Macel, the curator of the 57th Venice Biennale, is asking us to believe that art is alive, and/or that we should all celebrate the celebration of art....

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Giardini Pavilion Highlights from the 57th Venice Biennale Related Press Giardini Pavilion Highlights from the 57th Venice Biennale 11 May 2017, Whitewall

JAPANESE PAVILION , Takahiro Iwasaki: Turned Upside Down, It's a Forest Takahiro Iwasaki has created a multifaceted spatial experience of viewing the Itsukushima Shrine located in Hiroshima, where the artist was born, raised, and continues to work. Viewers can see the site from the perspective of a bird, insect, or fish, skewing the...

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57th Venice Biennale: Get to Know the Artists of the Must-See National Pavilions Related Press 57th Venice Biennale: Get to Know the Artists of the Must-See National Pavilions 10 May 2017, MutualArt

The most important global art event of the year is upon us, as thousands descend upon the slowly submerging islands in the Venetian Lagoon to view the microcosm of the art world that is the 57th Venice Biennale. In keeping with the theme of the exhibition by this year's curator, Christine Macel, Viva Arte Viva , in which she 'orientate[s] the...

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