A Conversation With Maurizio Cattelan

January 30, 2015 3:43 PM

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Maurizio Cattelan was born in Padua, Italy in 1960. Internationally, he is considered as the most relevant Italian artist in the contemporary art world. As a self-taught artist, his career began in 1989 with a black and white photograph titled Family Syntax, a framed self-portrait in which he appears forming a heart with his hands over his naked chest. He had previously collaborated with a gallery in Milan working on furniture design.

Elena Cué: Your work is anarchic, irreverent, absurd insolent and provocative to an extreme. It is the stage representation of satire. One could say he is a post-Dada who questions all established values; religious authority, our society, materialism and contemporary art itself. His attitude towards...

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