Today we started to dismantle the exhibition of Thomas Ruff at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
march 18, 2009 - June 21, 2009. I think it is interesting to see one of the most important museums of Italy, I work at the Castle by 1991.
In the late 1980s, Thomas Ruff (born in Zell am Harmersbach, Germany, 1958, currently lives and works in Düsseldorf) was among the first artists working with photography as an artistic medium to be fully recognized within the contemporary art world. In 1992 he took part in Documenta Kassel, and in 1995 he represented Germany at the Venice Biennale. Yet Ruff has always treated the medium of photography with skepticism: for him, the photographic surface is a thin foil which tricks the viewer with its illusion of extreme realism and at the same time reveals the fundamental impossibility of experiencing the world in our digital age. Ruff’s images seem emphatically to deny photography’s main attribute – that is, the offer of a reliable record of reality. Instead, through his mute images devoid of all emotion, Ruff presents us with a contemporary subjectivity defined by amnesia.
Rivoli is a city 30 km from Turin. In Rivoli There is the studio of my friend Andrea Mastro a ceramist, http://www.mastroandrea.it/ ,and today arrived the truck with the clay that comes from the quarries of the region of Piedmont-Piemonte. Is a red clay with lots of calcium carbonate.
At the end of the day return to my studio where I'm working on a group of 4 pots as more sculptural sound installation . The idea is to put the compressed air jets tangential to the edges of the vases to create sounds. Three of the four are finished, the fourth perhaps it will be a high tube.
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