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Damian Ortega


Pirelli HangarBicocca

Photography, Documentation

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Photography, Documentation

Photo: Agostino Osio
Photo editing: Marco Dabbicco
Year: 2015

About the exhibition

Casino is the first solo exhibition in Italy by Damián Ortega, who for the past twenty years has been one of the most interesting artists on the contemporary scene. In his work he explores the idea of sculpture through the use of everyday objects, subverting their meaning. At the centre of the show is the Beetle Trilogy, one of the artist’s most momentous works, in the form of an “epic” tale of the Volkswagen Beetle. A prominent characteristic of his work is the use of simple or recycled materials, such as tools and implements, which he reworks to highlight his interest in production systems, processes of transforming matter, and entropy. In his practice, Ortega alters and deconstructs objects, building structures that create a dialogue between matter and form, action and thought.

From press release
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