Art: "Retrospective" Guggenheim by Maurizio Cattelan
Retrospective at Guggenheim
Italian-born artist Maurizio Cattelan is considered to be one of the most provocative contemporary artists of our time. His controversial work draws on today’s popular culture, history and organized religion in a profound way, injected by doses of humor, in an attempt to lighten the vehement themes at hand. his cultural critique is expressed through disturbingly hyperrealistic sculptures which reveal contradictions inherently apparent at the core of today’s society. Insolent, brutal, fearless are words often heard in describing Cattelan’s work much of which is fueled by his childhood marked by economic hardships at home, punishment at school, employment in a slaughterhouse and other degrading jobs.
Story by: Gabriëlle Voogt