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Uncut, 2002 shown at Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt. (shirt without a neckhole)

Emilio Fantin
Four Italian artists, including Emilio Fantin, Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese, Cesare Pietroiusti and New York-based artist Joan Jonas will collaborate on this performance work. By combining semi-concrete, semi-absurdist methods with a wide variety of media, the artists will create stories, a play, and a collective peformance about sculptures and actual sculptors whose exposure has waned into oblivion.

Forgotten, Continuous, Influx: 30 hours at SculptureCenter

About the Artist
Emilio Fantin (b. Bassano del Grappa, Italy, 1954) is an artist living in Bologna whose visual art practice incorporates language and philosophy into sculpture, architecture, and interactive installation projects. He has also organized and participated in group exhibitions, seminars, performances, actions, concerts, and workshops experimenting with the ???orchestration??? of artworks that are collectively composed. Fantin has had solo exhibitions at such venues as CAMPO in Chicago (Magical Mystery Tour, 2007) and Galleria d??™Arte Moderna in Bologna (Astrale, 2003). His work has been included in recent group shows such as From Italy With Love (2005) at Raid Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, Lu Cafausu (2007) in San Cesario Lecce, Italy, and the 45th, 48th and 49th Venice Biennales.

This performance is part of a 30-hour, non-stop series of performances being presented by SculptureCenter for PERFORMA07.

Emilio Fantin,
Emilio Fantin, Joan Jonas, Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese, and Cesare Pietroiusti: Forgotten Sculptors, with the participation of Steve Piccolo

Showing at:
Nov 3, 2007
3 pm