56 illustrations, 40 in colour, brochure with flaps, booklet insert
This publication is the first comprehensive overview of the work of the London-based Ticino artist Andrea Crociani. It is published on the occasion of his solo exhibition at the Museo Cantonale d’Arte in Lugano on the occasion of the award of the Manor Art Prize 2004 of the Canton of Ticino.
Andrea Crociani deals with everyday life in a variety of media - photography, video, installation. He often works with newspaper reports and everyday images and situations, pushing us in front of our heads with seemingly banalities. Often, however, his depictions turn perception around and viewers only gradually become aware of the stories behind the clichés.
This two-part publication provides insight into Crociani’s most important works since 1998: “Milano-Atene”, for example, documents a journey the artist took together with truck drivers from Milan to Athens; “Malatesta” shows his close involvement with the Italian anarchist Enrico Malatesta; and the text work “Un Discorso di Malcolm X” sorts a speech by the famous revolutionary alphabetically.
In addition to a color section with picture sequences from numerous works, a text booklet contains descriptions of all of Crociani’s important projects. The publication thus closes a gap: At last a summary of the work of the Ticino artist is available.
edited by Elio Schenini, Museo Cantonale d’Arte Lugano
|Release Place||Zurich, Switzerland|
|Dimensions||14.0 × 19.0 cm|