“Si, no, si, no, si…” An endless dialogue with himself is the piece, which Italian artist Nico Vascellari performed at part of the one-day exhibition The Artist is an Explorer, curated by Marina Abramovic at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland).
Nico Vascellari: Untitled Fossil. Performance at Fondation Beyeler, Riehen (Basel, Switzerland), September 20, 2014.
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A dialogue with myself. A monologue with the audience. A memory of the space.
There is no history without memory. Fossil of experiences. Layers. Hidden yet present.
A linear display of time while the layers are unfolded.
Nico Vascellari (1976, Italy) is considered one of the most important Italian artists of his generation. Among his solo shows: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (upcoming); Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Moderna, Rome (upcoming); Bugada&Cargnel, Paris; Monitor, Rome; Fondazione Remotti, Camogli; Macro, Rome; Museion, Bolzano. Group shows include: VW, Berlin; Confort Moderne, Poitiers; MAK, Vienna; Hangar Bicocca, Milan; Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev; Magasin, Grenoble; EACC, Castellò; 12th Biennale of Architecture, Venice; Wysing Art Centre, Cambridgeshire; Mart, Rovereto; Gamec, Bergamo; Fon- dazione Pomodoro, Milan; Julia Stoschek Foundation, Dusseldorf; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Kunst- haus, Graz; Manifesta7, Rovereto; Mambo, Bologna; 15th Rome Quadriennal, Rome; GC AC, Monfalcone; Maxxi, Rome; 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice; Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento. His work is part of prestigious public and private collections worldwide.