Artist Maruizio Cattelan’s Final Project


“The time has come: sooner or later it arrives for everyone. It’s not a painful moment and not even traumatic, it’s the natural evolution of a path of spectacular appearances and equally as many escapes, attempts to hiding away and revelations: Maurizio Cattelan is bowing out with one last exhibition. The retrospective All (from November 4th to January 22nd) at the Guggenheim Museum of New York (that Nancy Spector, head curator of the museum, has called “one last hanging”) is his most radical and visionary project. The reverse cone of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture thus transforms into a seventeenth-century transposition of a sort of Dante’s Inferno, crowded by thousands of sinners: the exhibition combines all of Cattelan’s works, suspended from the museum’s skylight in a new, total and extreme project that transforms visitors into lost souls and the tour of the exhibition into a descent into the underworld. It’s also true that the great conflicts between right and wrong, Paradise and Hell have been in the heart of Maurizio’s career.”    –Paola Manfrin, L’Uomo Vogue, November 2011

See also: L’Uomo Vogue’s interview with Maurizo Cattelan.

Learn more about Cattelan’s exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum.

Contributed by Patrick Molloy