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Plank bed, 2004<br />Wooden table, glass, Torino Notebooks<br />Ream of 500 sheets of paper<br />165x152x102 cm</p>
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<p>In Plank Bed the intention is no longer moral or political but simply theatrical-aesthetic: this is the artwork for a society that is 'neobaroque', in which the levels of high and low are destructured and displayed in 'in vitro'. 'In vitro' is one of the conditions in which contemporary art is plunged along with all its searching for new bodies and new landscape. It is here that we find the awareness of how we transform the body and modify the environment, for we know where tomorrow's artistic frontiers and those of life and death will be, that are at the heart of Vedovamazzei's work.</p>
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Plank bed, 2004
Wooden table, glass, Torino Notebooks
Ream of 500 sheets of paper
165x152x102 cm

 

In Plank Bed the intention is no longer moral or political but simply theatrical-aesthetic: this is the artwork for a society that is 'neobaroque', in which the levels of high and low are destructured and displayed in 'in vitro'. 'In vitro' is one of the conditions in which contemporary art is plunged along with all its searching for new bodies and new landscape. It is here that we find the awareness of how we transform the body and modify the environment, for we know where tomorrow's artistic frontiers and those of life and death will be, that are at the heart of Vedovamazzei's work.


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The artist adds his or her signature to the finished work and this instead is the start of the creative work by Simone Crispino (b. 1962, Italy) and Stella Scala (b. 1964, Italy). The fact that as from 1991 they chose a different identity with Vedovamazzei pseudonym ( picked at random from a host of names that appeared in a Napolitan cemetery) places them at the heart of Dadaism and post-conceptual process.
Every work whether it would be a painting, installation or a photograph make reference to the avant-guard European movements of early 1900's right up to the hedonism that characterized the last decades of the past century.Art for them does not emerge from formal exploration, but from a reaction to occurrences both ordinary and unusual, allowing for a heightened reflection on the absurdity of daily life.
Vedovamazzei opted long ago to avoid a recognizible style, what opened up opportunities for them to continually reinvent themselves and expand the field of their capricious and inventive output.