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Confronti – Enrico Castellani, Dan Colen, Dadamaino, Piotr Uklański
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  Confronti Enrico Castellani, Dan Colen, Dadamaino, Piotr Uklański
Texts by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Stefano Raimondi, Vincenzo Latronico.
published in January 2014
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
27 x 27 cm (softcover)
96 pages
€20.00
ISBN: 978-88-6749-084-4
EAN: 9788867490844
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A parallel between the artistic paths of four leading figures in contemporary art: Enrico Castellani, Dan Colen, Dadamaino and Piotr Uklański.
Realized on the occasion of the exhibition “Confronti” (Comparisons), held at GAMeC – Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Bergamo from 18 May to 21 July 2013, this publication accompany a project that—as the title suggests—arose with the intent of drawing a parallel between the artistic paths of four leading figures in contemporary art: Enrico Castellani, Dan Colen, Dadamaino and Piotr Uklański. How many ways can one construe the word “comparisons”? That's the question posed by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio (curator of this exhibition, along with Stefano Raimondi and Sara Fumagalli) in his catalogue essay, suggesting a stylistic and formal analysis of the works in the show that delineates their meanings by way of resonance. Stefano Raimondi's essay retraces the history of the half century that separated the birth of Castellani and Dadamaino from that of Uklański and Colen—the points of departure and arrival for this intriguing journey being Milan in the 1960s and New York in the 2000s—to outline the arena in which this comparison takes place, whereas writer Vincenzo Latronico uses Roland Barthes' theory of the “death of the author” to weave his own original interpretation of the key themes underpinning the exhibition concept as a whole.