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Residencies '19 - '20

Andrea Galiazzo

In recent years, Andrea Galiazzo ( b. Padua, 1983 ) has lived and worked between Brussels and Oslo, where he got interested in the phenomenon of art theft. While it constitutes an undeniable loss in terms of cultural heriatge, art theft is repeatedly covered in the news as well as dramatized in crime fiction, thus becoming part of that same cultural heritage. An irreparable loss but also an enriching opportunity that produces the favorable conditions for the emancipation of the affected artworks from their singular and immutable material consistency, triggering processes of appropriation, multiplication and circulation. During his residency at FMC, the artist produced the series In Broad Daylight that consists of twenty-six reproductions of stolen artworks - obtained by news broadcastings - that the artist has blwon up to the dimensions of the originals and printed using the silckscreen technique. The donation of one copy has been subsequently proposed to the respective museums that have been victim of theft, as a symbolic compensation for the loss.

 

General Residency
03.08.2015 - 11.09.2015

 

Vase with Viscaria (In Broad Daylight), 65 x 54 cm, 2015

Man of Sickly Complexion Listening to the Sound of the Sea (In Broad Daylight), 23,5 x 34,5 cm, 2015

Harlequin's Head (In Broad Daylight), 38 x 29 cm, 2015

Chez Tortoni (In Broad Daylight), 26 x 34 cm, 2015

Charing Cross Bridge, London (In Broad Daylight), 31 x 48,5 cm, 2015

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