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84 illustrations, 36 in colour, thread stitching, booklet with dust jacket

Publisher Note

The publication “Rooms, Roses, Polyhedrons” by the young Ticino artist Davide Cascio is published to accompany the solo exhibition at the Museo Cantonale d’Arte in Lugano on the occasion of the 2007 Manor Art Prize of the Canton of Ticino.
The works of Davide Cascio are rich in complex allusions and references to the past. He makes use not only of the visual arts, but also of architecture, literature, philosophy and film, skilfully interweaving the manifold motifs and fragments.
In his foray through the archive of history, Cascio is guided above all by associations. One of the techniques the artist frequently uses is collage, in which the juxtaposition of photographic fragments serves to draw utopian landscapes or to address aspects of reality in abstract compositions. In many cases, his works thus take on an iconic, symbolic meaning.
This publication provides an overview of the artist’s current themes. Numerous illustrations, sketches, photographs of installations and illustrations from books are juxtaposed. Texts by Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Mounira Khemir and Elio Schenini deepen various aspects of the work and familiarize the reader with the multifaceted oeuvre.

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2007
Designer: Sidi Vanetti
Artist: Davide Cascio
Printrun 500
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-122-8
Format softcover
Dimensions 24.0 × 20.0 cm
Pages 96
Technique Offset Printing