recent work

In_Voluntary

Poète Public

2014
Wire mesch security roll container (192x80.5x7.15cm), two framed commisioned
poems to poet Antoine Berard (suspended in the container), screen printed image on aluminium on playwood (28x28x1.5cm) mouted perpendicularly on wall.
Dimensions vary with installation
Unique

Photo: Patrick Lafievre; © Vittorio Santoro

„Two poems, one in English, one in French, were commissioned to a street poet (poète public) suggesting the keyword "Exile" and asking that this word should not appear in
the poems. Subsequently the framed poems were suspended inside a locked roll con-
tainer placed in a space. A screen printed image on aluminum of a photograph depicting
a detail of the sculpture "Charioteer of Delphi" is mounted perpendicularly on wall nearby the roll container. 

The greek sculpture depicts the driver of the chariot race at the moment when he
presents his chariot and horses to the spectators in recognition of his victory. Despite
the severity of the moment, the youth's demeanor encapsulates the moment of glory,
and the recognition of his eternal athletic and moral stature, with abundant humility. 
I am interested to comment on the „splendid isolation“ of the artistic creation in the
face of the daily experience where limits dominate but challenge one's doing“. –VS

now

UNIKAT – UNICUM
KÜNSTLERBÜCHER/ARTIST BOOKS
group
The Swiss National Library
Exhibition gallery, Bern
22 Nov. 2014–28 Feb. 2015
www.nb.admin.ch

Vittorio Santoro
SILENCE DESTROYS CONSEQUENCES
a limited edition artist book
published by Yvon Lambert, Paris
www.yvon-lambert.com


 
 

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IN/VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT DIAGRAM (JOSEF K.) AND RELATED WORKS
solo
Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin
Spring 2015

EUROPA – DIE ZUKUNFT DER GESCHICHTE
group
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
12 June – 6 Sept. 2015

 
 

permanent

UNTITLED (PERCEPTIBLE EROSION)
permanent neon installation
on the facade of the CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
link to work
CAPC website

 
 

press news (selection)

Wie reagiert die Kunst? Gespräch mit Vittorio Santoro: Andreas Kleui in conversation, Swiss Radio DRS2,
23 Jan. 2015. Audio file (D) / 3'47''

Le grand paysage (pour un jour) Conversation
: Théodora Domenech and Vittorio Santoro (Nov. 2014)
download pdf (En)
download pdf (Fr)

Kunstbulletin 5/14 (Zurich)
Vittorio Santoro by Gabriel Flückiger, pag. 73, May 2014
download pdf (D)
or visit Kunstbulletin website here

ANNUAL Art Magazine
Paris, Issue 6
Insert (10 pages+cover)
www.annualartmagazine.com
downlaod pdf (E)

Arts Magazine (Paris, N°74, March 2013)
Artist Insert
download pdf (F)

June 2012
artpress (Paris, N°390)
Vittorio Santoro by Audrey Illouz, pp. 58–60
Link to PDF (F/E)

29 Feb. 2012
Le Quotidian de l'art (Paris,
N°98) Vittorio Santoro, Gagarine et La propagande soviétique by Roxana Azimi, page 6
Link to PDF (F)

31 Aug. 2011
ARTFORUM 500 words
Vittorio Santoro interviewed by Rahma Khazam on the occasion of his exhibition at Campagne Première, Berlin
Link to PDF (E)

January 2011
Voice Puller

Monographic article by
Daniel Kurjakovic, published by
VOLUME – A Contemporary Art Journal About Sound
Paris, Nr. 2, Jan. 2011,
pp. 30–41
link to Volume website
link to PDF (F/E)

29 Jan. 2010
Eclipse (Vittorio Santoro)
Monographic article by Manuel Cirauqui, published by 20/27, revue de textes critiques sur l'art (Paris, Nr. 4, 2010, pp. 97–113)
link to pdf (F)