Go to:
About CK •  Art • Chef • Dance • Jazz • Klassik • Nouveau • Opera • Travel Calendar
Log In • Sign Up
You are in:  Home > Travel Calendar > Art and Archaeology in France   •  send page to a friend

Travel Tip: Art and Archaeology in France
Maurizio Cattelan: Now

Maurizio Cattelan: Now
PARIS  •  Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris  •  Ongoing
For more than 10 years Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan has produced illusory realities and alternative universes in which rules are subverted and unconventional strategies applied. Confronting malaise and rupture in today's society with the tools of dark humor and straight fiction, Cattelan's work traces the borders of new territories of possible freedoms.

Maurizio Cattelan: Untitled, 2004 (Mixed media, lifesize)
Photo by: Attilio Maranzano. Courtesy: Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan
Photo courtesy of Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Cattelan's Now addresses the issue of unresolved power, as it depicts a historical icon in a moment of loss. Cathartic ceremony, Now is also a requiem for a dream: it freezes the end of democracy, while capturing a splinter of unfinished history.

Maurizio Cattelan was born in Padua in 1960. He has had solo exhibitions in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2001) and more recently, at the Ludwig Museum in Koln (2003) and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2003). Cattelan has participated in five editions of the Venice Biennale (2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1993) as well as in many other collective exhibitions such as Manifesta (1998) and the Whitney Biennial (2004).

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Web Site

Contact: Tel: (33) 1 53 67 40 00

More Art and Archaeology Travel Listings:

More France Travel Listings: