Artworks that ideas can buy
31 January - 1+2+3 February
HALL 25 - stand B25
Artworks (in exchange for ideas) by:
Maria Thereza Alves L'olivia mai nativo, qui
Massimo Bartolini Pin on nail
Ludovica Carbotta Philip Skin (02)
Adam Chodzko Before we begin... 2019 [Accretor no. 11]
Francesco De Grandi Fulmicotone
Michele Di Stefano Instruction series V : T.C.I.
Sam Durant Bloomberg Businessweek, April 11-17, 2011
Jimmie Durham Senza titolo
Emilio Fantin Un'ora con Fantin
Roberto Fassone Useless
Valentina Furian Appunti per una performance
Margherita Morgantin A TYPICAL SINE WAVE
Caterina Morigi All'eternar le opere
Giancarlo Norese Wohnen in einer Verspätung
Luigi Presicce Da Monte del Cranio a Ponte Milvio in battaglia
Ana Prvacki Hand Pollination Glove
Aldo Spinelli 20 lettere colorate
Alessandra Spranzi Stanze #33
Luca Trevisani Henri Matisse meets Amedeo Modigliani and Mario Ciaramitaro in a sandy Acapulco
Serena Vestrucci La sfera quando diventa piatta
Cesare Viel Perdiamoci nelle nostre frasi
Luca Vitone Guarda, la luna!
Concept: Cesare Pietroiusti
Artworks that ideas can buy is an exhibition in a booth, very much like all the others in the fair, in which about 20 artists of different generations and poetic styles each display an artwork. But the creations are not on sale in exchange for money but for ideas. Visitors can leave their comments, opinions, proposals, criticism or suggestions regarding any of the works on show. Then, as happens in some auctions, the ideas, still in closed envelopes, will be put into a box and opened only at the end of the fair. The artists/authors will decide whether any of the ideas put forward by visitors is ”worth” their piece of art. If so, the artist will except the exchange and the visitor will become the owner of the work. If, on the other hand, the artist decides that no idea is up to his/her work, it will not change hands.
Born in Rome in 1955, visual artist Cesare Pietroiusti has founded and coordinated many research centres, projects and conferences on art. Trained as a psychiatrist, Pietroiusti has always been interested in paradoxical or apparently irrational situations commonly considered “too insignificant to become the basis for analysis or representation”.