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white electric cables, four light bulbs with base, suspension devices, tv-magazine sealed
in original plastic film. Dimensions vary slightly with installation.
(Counter Space version ca. 2x3 m.)

Photo: Patrick Lafievre; © Vittorio Santoro

For this piece, I used a French TV-magazine featuring on the cover a portrait of the
Italian poet, writer and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini within the framework of a mural assembly, with the inclusion of sources of lights with a specific electric cables design.
The central placement of this cover in the wall installation can prepare the idea of a
kind of altar. But the magazine placed in its middle is still sealed with plastic film, not consulted yet. The installation has the ambition to place and create a moment of tension between safeguarding, iconisation, fetishism and... disinterest.

Perhaps with the installation I test a multi-layer comment on the figure of Pasolini and
his social critical attitude of the artist, especially from the point of view of today. My basic question could be: Is the figure of an engaged artist, as Pasolini was, still possible, relevant, or welcomed in our society today?

Image above: installation view Counter Space

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(Art Fair)
Galerie Jérôme Poggi
26–28 September 2014

Vittorio Santoro
a limited edition artist book
published by Yvon Lambert, Paris





permanent neon installation
on the facade of the CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
link to work
CAPC website


press news (selection)

Kunstbulletin 5/14 (Zurich)
Vittorio Santoro by Gabriel Flückiger, pag. 73, May 2014
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ANNUAL Art Magazine
Paris, Issue 6
Insert (10 pages+cover)
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Arts Magazine (Paris, N°74, March 2013)
Artist Insert
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June 2012
artpress (Paris, N°390)
Vittorio Santoro by Audrey Illouz, pp. 58–60
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29 Feb. 2012
Le Quotidian de l'art (Paris,
N°98) Vittorio Santoro, Gagarine et La propagande soviétique by Roxana Azimi, page 6
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31 Aug. 2011
ARTFORUM 500 words
Vittorio Santoro interviewed by Rahma Khazam on the occasion of his exhibition at Campagne Première, Berlin
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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
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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)
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