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Pazuzu, 2008 - Roberto Cuoghi

Pazuzu, 2008

Roberto Cuoghi  

Print, Work on paper
35 x 41 cm / 13.78 x 16.14 inch
Edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the artist.

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  • Medium: Digital Pigment print with phosphorescent silkscreen glaze.
  • This work is unframed.
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about this work

Roberto Cuoghi's print Pazuzu (2008) depicts the eponymous demon that plays an important part in the artist's thinking for his exhibition Šuillakku at the ICA in London. Pazuzu (who was used as a model for the demon in the film 'The Exorcist') was one of the most powerful of Assyrian demons, and images of it were used as amulets or charms. Such charms were often placed at entrances or gateways to ward off evil spirits - a greater spirit used to drive out lesser ones.

Pazuzu was created on the occasion of Roberto Cuoghi's solo exhibition Šuillakku at the ICA, London in 2008.

about Roberto Cuoghi

Italian artist Roberto Cuoghi has achieved international acclaim for his work, which incorporates a wide range of techniques including photography, video, digital animation, painting, drawing, sculpture and sound. Perhaps he is best known for his dramatic life choice, at age 24, where he embarked on a seven year process in which he took on the image of his father, including wearing his father’s clothes, turning his hair grey and gaining more than 50 pounds. That decision laid the groundwork for many of his works that explore issues surrounding transformation, time, memory, identity, and death.

Roberto Cuoghi has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at New Museum, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Castello di Rivoli, Turin. His work has been shown in several group exhibitions at important venues worldwide, such as Whitechapel Gallery, London; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; MACBA, Barcelona; and Gamec, Bergamo. He also participated at the 53rd and 55th Venice Biennale, in 2009 and 2013; Gwangju Biennale in 2010; and the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art in 2006.

His work is represented in many important public collections such as Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Roberto Cuoghi is represented by the following galleries;
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Lehmann Maupin, New York / Hong Kong

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

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