Matteo Negri

Greetings from Mars

  • Edited by Flaminio Gualdoni, Alberto Zanchetta
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 15 x 20 cm
  • Pages 88
  • Illustrations 50
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2018
  • ISBN 9788836639441
  • Price € 18,00  € 17,10
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Matteo Negri has for some time now been freeing the practice of art definitively from its regulatory aspects, and fortunately taking anything but a straight-line approach in doing so. He acts by way of strong sensory involvement, the flagrantly obvious, as always framing formal concepts and mental circumstances within a dimension of mise en scène. He also works on trite categories from the history of 20th-century art, on their worn-out enunciation of nature and artifice, vision and illusion, form and reasoning on – and from – form. Negri therefore certainly appears to be conducting an operation which is triggered by fascination, and his gentle subversion is by way of an immersion and a complex and magnificent sensorial dérive that it would not be wrong to describe as baroque. For anyone interested, this is one of the most original contemporary ways of relaunching thinking on art, asking not just how, but also why.

Lissone (MB), MAC, March - April 2018