Roberto Cuoghi – at Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
The Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva is happy to present Perla Pollina, the first mid- career retrospective of Italian artist Roberto Cuoghi comprising over 70 works, spanning 1996 to 2016 and covering the different aspects of his rich and intricate production.
Through an array of unconventional techniques, Cuoghi’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and animations bear the imperative to always contest the known, the familiar, the accepted, and the understood.
Known for his legendary transformation into an old man for seven years when in his twenties, Roberto Cuoghi is one of today’s most mysterious artists. Concepts of perpetual experimentation, rule breaking, continuous and processual learning are central to his work. As Anthony Huberman, contributor to the catalogue states, “A radical thinker, Roberto Cuoghi constantly chooses the uphill battles. In the face of Western culture’s preference for the beautiful and the flawless, he chooses the
mutilated and the deformed; in the face of the art industry’s fascination with the new, he chooses the out-of-date; in the face of our respect for those who have survived, he chooses to celebrate those who have gone extinct.”
This retrospective is part of a wide curatorial project initiated by the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève. It will bring together other exhibitions, organized in collaboration with the Madre Museum, Naples, Italy (May 26 – September 18,2017, curated by Andrea Bellini and Andrea Viliani) and the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (October 14 – December 17, 2017, curated by Andrea Bellini and Moritz Wesseler).
22 February – 30 April 2017
Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10
Courtesy of the artist and Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva
Photography: Annik Wetter
COLLECT ART BY ROBERTO CUOGHI
(35 x 41 cm – edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the artist)
COLLECT ART FROM CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN, GENEVA
No Title, 2009
(71 x 32 cm – edition of 25 copies, signed and numbered by the artist)
Some Boarded up Houses, Chicago, 2013
(28 x 36 cm – edition of 30 copies,signed and numbered by the artist)
(35 x 50 cm – edition of 150 copies, signed and numbered by the artist)