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2016
Vintage chessboard (40x40x7cm), mirror (60x43x1cm), two origamis (an owl and a sphinx), made out of a daily newspaper page, are conceiled into the chessboard box. 
Unique
Signed Certificate

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Photo: Rebecca Fanuele; © Vittorio Santoro

Work Note
Two origamis (an owl and a sphinx) has been conceiled into the chessboard box. A
slitly larger mirror and the chessboard are glued together forming a peculiar object
and mounted perpendicular to a wall on one of its side. From one side one is therefore able to see the composite image that the surface of the mirror reflects. On the other
side one see the checker board with its light and dark alternating 64 squares: It might stand for a two-player game with specific rules and binary oppositions. In this particular case the board present no pieces to be played with: Therefore one might watch the
game being played in one’s consciousness or one can think that the outcome of the
game might not matter.

A viewer of the object is not able to see the two sides at once. The two sides have
distinct outlooks and serve different purposes. Might these two sides introduce/induce
a visual game that can „illustrate“ the difficulty with getting caught up in one’s binary thoughts, as well as a way to change one’s relationship to them?







 

now

WE DANCE ROUND IN A RING AND SUPPOSE
group
6, rue des Entrepôts
F-93400 Saint-Ouen
2-6 June, 2017
hosted by Yasmina Hatem and
Sergio Verastegui
Link

GHOSTING OF BEINGS AND WORLDS
group
23 May–31 July 2017
Opening: 22 May 2017, 7pm
Gallery Grey Noise, Dubai (UAE)

Ciao Italia
Palais de la Porte Dorée, Musée National de l'immigration, Paris
group
28 March–10 Sept. 2017
www.palais-portedoree.fr

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


 
 

next

UNE PORTE DOIT ÊTRE OUVERTE OU NON FERMÉE 
solo
part of Prix Marcel Duchamp 2017
Centre Pompidou, Paris
26 Sept.2017–8 Jan.2018
Opening: 26 Sept. 2017, 6pm
www.adiaf.com


 
 

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)

2 Feb 2017
Nomination Prix Marcel Duchamp 2017
www.adiaf.com

Nov. 2016
Frieze.com: "Recommended Shows": Vittorio Santoro, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris

Sept. 2015
Dublin, Vittorio Santoro,
Oonagh Young Gallery,

ARTFORUM, Sept. 2015, page 397.
Link to pdf (E)


Publications by/on Vittorio Santoro: Bibliotheque Kandinsky,
Centre Pompidou, Paris
link

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

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)

 
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