[ WE ] Maurizio Cattelan (2023.1.31 - 2023.7.16)
Maurizio Cattelan's <WE> exhibition in Seoul features 38 works spanning the years 1990 to the present, making it his largest show since his 2011 Retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York.
Maurizio Cattelan <WE>
2023.1.31 - 2023.7.16 / Leeum museum
He was born in Italy in 1960 and is a sculptor and visual artist noted for his satire on religion, government, society, and the arts.
Shadow / 2023
Him / 2001
- Platinum silicone, fiberglass, human hair, clothing, shoes
Hitler prayed on his knees.
He appeared to be a student from afar due to his diminutive stature and well-kept appearance, but upon closer inspection, it was clear that he was in fact, Adolf Hitler.
Secrets / 1998
- donkey, dog, cat, crow bone
Breath / 2021
- Carrara Marble
Family / 1998
- Stuffed donkey, dog, cat, and crow
Are they yelling to warn others to stay away or to express their excitement about embarking on a trip? Even though a family is implied by the title, mysterious expressions are being made by a group of animals.
All / 2007
- Carrara Marble
This marble sculpture represents the dead bodies of nine individuals whose identities have been concealed. When we see it, a flood of memories of terrible things that have happened to us floods our thoughts.
Comedian / 2019
- Banana, tape
When a college student tore off the tape and ate the banana, saying he was hungry, the incident made headlines, but museum employees said it didn't matter because they had already replaced the banana.
There were already banana-eating attendees at the New York show. It's not the first time, to put it another way. And it was said that the bananas are swapped out every three days.
Bidididobidiboo / 1996
- Taxidermied squirrel, ceramic, Formica, wood, paint, steel
LA Nona Ora / 1999
- Silicone rubber, human hair, clothing, crucifix, accessories, stone, carpet
John Paul II was the pope who was struck by a meteor. It also pokes fun at the Catholic faith. I'm sorry, but I couldn't help but chuckle at how calmingly the Pope was lying on the floor.
Charlie Don't Surf / 1997
- Platinum silicone, paint, school desks, chairs, steel, clothes, shoes, pencils
Untitled / 2018
It's a miniature version of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, built to a scale of 1:5. There is a line forming to visit this tiny exhibit and due to the line, it takes more time than usual.
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