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[May 13 2014] : art

The Kiss (let’s play Dynasty!)

The Kiss (let’s play Dynasty!) by Francesco Vezzoli

Written as a reading of a screenplay of the popular soap opera Dynasty, “The Kiss (let’s play Dynasty!)” stars Francesco Vezzoli and actor Helmut Berger, who appeared in several episodes as a conniving playboy. The artist gives the part of Alexis Carrington, made famous by Joan Collins, to Berger while he plays her son Steven, the first bisexual character in American television. After a heated argument about Steven’s love affairs and the extended family, the pair reconcile with a kiss. The act combines the fantasy of Oedipus with the artist’s deep interest in filmmaker Luchino Visconti, Berger’s mentor and romantic partner.

The Kiss (let’s play Dynasty!), 2000

MAXXI, Museum Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome

Courtesy of the artist

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