Alessandro Agudio & Andrea Romano “Mi piacerebbe battermi con gli uomini merda” and Francisco Goya ”Unos a otros”
In the post-campaign and post-election climate, OCTAGON showcases strategies of bluffing, defamation and manipulation. A photo of the sun rising over Milan, seen from the top of an artificial hill, mark the end of a performance during which – for a few weeks – Alessandro Agudio and Andrea Romano spoke badly of each other among their circle of friends, who were unaware of taking on the role of the audience and being active participants. The performance measures the boundaries between reality and representation as much as the limits and advantages of the artists’ friendship.
The aquatint by Francisco Goya Unos a otros (“What one does to another”) is number 77 of the 80 Los caprichos (“Whims”), a series of prints made during the 1790s. The engravings reveal vices and aberrations of human nature through political, clerical and erotic satires. Unos a otros is a representation of the mutability with which luck makes a mockery of men who fight each other.
at OCTAGON, Milan
Until April 15