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[June 2 2014] : art


Democrazy by Francesco Vezzoli

Francesco Vezzoli once wrote that “Washington, D.C. is like the Hollywood of worldwide politics.” In “Democrazy,” a diptych of films that explore presidential public relations with two campaign advertisements, Vezzoli casts actress Sharon Stone and French public intellectual Bernard Henri-Levy as Republican and Democratic candidates named Patricia Hill and Patrick Hill. Replete with slogan-heavy visions of the future, Vezzoli’s satire of American politics rings hilariously and uncomfortably true.

Democrazy, 2007

MAXXI, Museum Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome

Courtesy of the artist

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