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Maurizio Cattelan

Not Afraid To Love

21 Oct 2016 - 08 Jan 2017

Maurizio Cattelan
Untitled, 2001
Polyester resin, wax, pigments, natural hair
Installation view at Monnaie de Paris, 2016
Photo: Pierpaolo Ferrari. Courtesy Archives Cattelan and Galerie Perrotin
Maurizio Cattelan
la nona ora, 1999
Polyester resin, silicone gum, pigment, natural hair, cloth, clothing, accessories, stone, carpet
Installation view at Monnaie de Paris, 2016
Photo: Pierpaolo Ferrari. Courtesy Archives Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan
Installation view at Monnaie de Paris, 2016
Photo: Pierpaolo Ferrari. Courtesy Archives Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan
Mini-me, 1999
Polyester resin, synthetic hair, painting, clothing
45 x 20 x 23 cm
Installation view at Monnaie de Paris, 2016
Photo: Pierpaolo Ferrari. Courtesy Archives Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan
Untitled, 2007, stuffed horse
Installation view at Monnaie de Paris, 2016
Photo: Pierpaolo Ferrari. Courtesy Archives Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan
untitled (gérard), 1999
Plastic mannequin, clothes, shoes
Installation view at Monnaie de Paris, 2016
Photo: Pierpaolo Ferrari. Courtesy Archives Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan
Charlie Don’t Surf, 1997
Mannequin, table and chair school, clothing, paint, shoes, pencils
Installation view at Monnaie de Paris, 2016
Photo: Pierpaolo Ferrari. Courtesy Archives Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan
(suspended) novecento, 1997
Naturalized horse, leather upholstery, rope, pulley
Installation view at Monnaie de Paris, 2016
Photo: Pierpaolo Ferrari. Courtesy Archives Cattelan
“This exhibition is the very first, after the Guggenheim show, that has more than three of my works altogether: it is a special editing of things I’ve done before retiring. Let’s say it is a post-requiem show, where, like in a Poe’s novel, I’m pretending to be dead, but I can still see and hear what happens around."
–Maurizio Cattelan

Monnaie de Paris houses Maurizio Cattelan’s largest European exhibition ever. From October 21, 2016 to January 8, 2017, Not Afraid of Love, curated by Chiara Parisi, director of Cultural Programs, sets Maurizio Cattelan’s “comeback at work” in one of the most beautiful Palaces on the river Seine.

“Not Afraid of Love, it's a contradiction in terms: love might be the solution of every problem in the world, but there’s no love in exhibition. The lack of love, or the quest for love, is the engine that moves every creature, and the cause of every war, probably.”

At 56 years old, Maurizio Cattelan has almost no fear of anything, nor love, nor death, nor to tell a little more.
The exhibition comes together with the publication of an artist book entirely conceived by Maurizio Cattelan and published by Monnaie de Paris, also some special coin editions are created by the artist in the engraving workshops of Monnaie de Paris.

The work of Maurizio Cattelan provokes debates, reactions, thoughts. On the occasion of Not Afraid of Love at Monnaie de Paris, more than 40 personalities from contemporary life present their argued reaction, for and against, about one work presented in the show.
 

Tags: Maurizio Cattelan, Chiara Parisi