Show-narration which tells the story of an approach developed over the course of Cuoghi Corsello’s artistic research.
Cuoghi Corsello is an artistic duo formed by Monica Cuoghi (Mantova, 1965) and Claudio Corsello (Bologna, 1964), that has been active in the capital of Emilia for thirty years now. This artistic partnership was born in the classrooms of Bologna Academy of Fine Arts during the second half of the 80s.
Drawing on the spheres of reality, music, customs and communication, the artists present an artistic-conceptual practice which is unique for the international contemporary art scene.
The show in Rome is an imaginary journey towards mysterious worlds, enigmatic paths and paradoxical stories. It unfolds through a sort of a fil rouge which accompanies the spectator to the poetic world created by the artists through a combination of compositions from the past and more recent works.
The narration is built on locations that have been occupied by Cuoghi Corsello during the years and which have become both home, atelier and museum for them. Occupying spaces is both an expression of an ideological concept and of
Spina Dorsale, 2002 is a large installation made of chairs coming from the conference room of FIAT, a third factory that has been occupied by the artists (2001 – 2005). This installation is at the core of the story. The
The work Quadrupede
Pinocchio, 1996-2001 is a work that has been conceived in Cime Tempestose, the second factory occupied by the artists, and eventually was installed in FIAT, an ideal location for it, in 2001. The artwork is a small sculpture made of plastic portraying Pinocchio holding a cat, both of them shipwrecked. Situated in the middle of a playpen from the 70s with a net around it which supports the two rows fitted to the box, Pinocchio looks perplexed, both lost and hoping to survive and save the cat.
Uncino, 2018 is the most recent work, made of broken neon tubes which have been welded together and given a new life thanks to the noble gas Argon. The past and the present, the coldness of the composition and the expressive warmth all seem to praise the same form.
Finding pieces, putting them together, giving them a new life, collecting waste and creating various settings for it – all these actions have always been essential and necessary for the poetics of Cuoghi Corsello.
Mutandine, 2016 and Quadrupede
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