Photo: Agostino Osio
Photo editing: Jacopo Nocentini, Marco Dabbicco
About the exhibition
Painting recognises no customs. Children do not know gender. Art hates painters. One of the most influential figures on the contemporary art scene presents a new project designed specifically for the spaces of the Gian Ferrari Hall at MAXXI. An extraordinary inventor of powerful and enigmatic images, Cucchi incorporates an aesthetic that ranges between time and history, thus synthesising individual myths and collective imagination. Enzo Cucchi proposes a single work on display: a putto, to whose big toe a scorpion appears to cling, hands to eyes in the gesture of the telescope for focusing the vision, reinterprets in an extremely contemporary image the classic iconography of the naked child, with references that recur in the history of art and that go from the Roman statuary to the great Baroque frescoes.
From press release
Enzo Cucchi , MAXXI