sculpture in a field of dreams
artists series by MAURIZIO CATTELAN
in participation with MARTA PAPINI
Portrait by ALEX ANTITCH
all artworks courtesy of the artist
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — How old were you in 2008?
ALEX DA CORTE — Twenty-seven.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Where will you be in 2050?
ALEX DA CORTE — Haunting someone’s house.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — If Land Art was sculpture in the expanded field, what is your art today?
ALEX DA CORTE — Sculpture in a field of dreams.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — How much is your work related to newspaper headlines?
ALEX DA CORTE — I would say that some of my work is definitely culled from the newspaper, but there is approximately a 10-year delay from when I read it to when it finds its way into my work.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — If we recorded your Skype calls, what would we hear and see?
ALEX DA CORTE — I have used Skype only a few times. My face is kind of big, so I feel like you might only be able to see that on the screen. You would hear the sound of a cartoon barrel speaking.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Is there something that you are not free to say? What is your definition of freedom?
ALEX DA CORTE — I am free to say anything, but choose not to say everything. Freedom is a state of mind.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — How much data do you generate per day?
ALEX DA CORTE — I like to text, so probably a lot. I’ve had the unlimited plan since the early 2000s, and I like it. It’s the longest relationship I have been in.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Are data and metadata good for us?
ALEX DA CORTE — Sorry, my phone just died.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Are we becoming metaphors of ourselves?
ALEX DA CORTE — Yes, in the sense that as we expand virtually, we are simultaneously able to refer back to our physical, material selves. This juncture of creating space and reducing gaps functions much like metaphors do.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — What do you think the Internet would look like from inside?
ALEX DA CORTE — Batman Forever.
MAURIZIO CATTELAN — Are you more interested in interstellar or Internet space?...
[May 6 2016] : FashionView the gallery
Photo Inès Manai
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[May 6 2016] : News
Tate Modern and Airbnb are partnering with world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama, to transform an Airbnb listing into a living piece of art. Airbnb hosts with a private room or entire home located in the Greater London area will have a chance to invite the work of Yayoi Kusama herself into their home, and see their spare bedroom transformed into an art installation. Entries can be submitted from today through until May 10th 2016. Click here to submit
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[May 6 2016] : ArtView the gallery
On view until May 28th, 2016 at Galerie Daniel Templon, Veydtstraat 13A, 1060 Brussels.
Photo Guillaume Boutrolle