Maurizio Cattelan

Selected works by Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan
-76.000.000

1992

152 x 62 x 63

By re-presenting a safe which has been broken into as a sculptural work of art, Maurizio Cattelan has taken the idea of the ‘Readymade’ one stage further, by cleverly highlighting the criminal nature of this activity as outright theft. '-76.000.000' is a real broken safe from which 76 million lire was stolen. In the broken safe, Maurizio Cattelan has ingeniously discovered a metaphor for the bankruptcy of ideas in post-modern communication, or what Roland Barthes termed “The Death of the Author”. As an artist burdened with the rich history which comes before him, Maurizio Cattelan is constantly needing to break into the historical locker for inspiration.

Maurizio Cattelan's Biography

Maurizio Cattelan - Biography Exhibitions

Maurizio Cattelan

1960
Born in Padua, Italy


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2004
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea Trento, Trento, Italy
Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy

2003
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, California;
Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

2002
Maurizio Cattelan, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Charley, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
Hollywood, Special Project for the 49th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
with the patronage of the City of Palermo, Sicily and the support of AMIA

2003-2001
Felix, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

2001
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
Maurizio Cattelan, Fargfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden

2000
CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Artpace, San Antonio, Texas
Forum, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Maurizio Cattelan, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York

1999
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

1998
Institute of Visual Arts (INOVA), Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Project #65, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

1997
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
Espace Jules Verne, Centre d'Art de Bretigny-sur-Orge, France

1992
Edizioni dell'Obbligo, Juliet, Trieste, Italy

1990
Strategie, Galleria Neon, Bologna, Italy; Studio Oggetto, Milan, Italy; Leonardi V-Idea, Genoa, Italy


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2004
1st Seville International Biennial, Seville, Spain
From Magritte to Cattelan: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Villa Manin, Codroipo, Italy
Reflecting the Mirror, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York
Whitney Biennial 2004
State of Play, The Serpentine Gallery, London, England
Memory and Landscape, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

2004-2003
It Happened Tomorrow, Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France

2003
Partners, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Europe Exists, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Ritardi e Rioluzioni, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
The Art of Chess, The Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, London, England; Lyon Biennial,
Lyon, France

2002
Public Affairs, Kunsthaus Zurich

2001
Dévoler, Vivent les Frac (suite), Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Places in the Mind: Modern Photographs from the Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

2001-2000
Home is where the heArt is, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Let's Entertain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Musée National d'Art Moderne-Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida

2000
Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art, Royal Academy, London, England
Presumed Innocent, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Over the Edge, Ghent, Belgium
Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France
Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany

1999
La Ville, le Jardin, la Memoire, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
Abracadabra, Tate Gallery, London, England
Zeitwenden, Rheinische Landsmuseum and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Let's get together, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Wiener Festwoken, Vienna, Austria
dAPERTtutto, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
La Casa, il Corpo, il Cuore, Museum Moderne Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Tales of the tip, Fundamental Foundation, Breda, The Netherlands
Melbourne Biennial, Melbourne, Australia

1998
Artificial, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Wounds, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Ironic, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Manifesta 2, European Biennal of Contemporary Art, Luxemburg
6th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Weather Everything, Galerie für Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria

1997
Delta, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Transit, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Connexion Implicite, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Kartographie, Belgrade, Serbia
Art Calls, Copenhaghen, Denmark
Trash, Palazzo delle Albere, Trento, Italy
Skulpture Project, Landesmuseum, Münster, Germany
Odisseo, Studio della Vittoria, Bari, Italy
Summer Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York
Fatto in Italia, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
Moment Ginza, Le Magasin, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France; Fargfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
Truce, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
47th Venice Biennial (Italian Pavillon with Cucchi and Spalletti), Venice, Italy

1996
Fool's Rain, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England
Le Magasin, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Beige, Saga Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cabines des Bain, Piscine La Motta, Fribourg, Switzerland
Ultime Generazioni," Quadriennale d'Arte di Roma, Rome, Italy
Interpol, Fargfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
Almost Invisible, Ehemaliges Umspannwerk, Singen, Germany
L'Ameus Corps, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille, France
Crap Shoot, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Traffic, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

1995
Photomontage, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, Korea
Caravanserraglio, Ex Aurum, Pescara, Italy
Le Labyrinthe Moral, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
La Collezione, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

1994
Soggetto Soggetto, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Prima Linea, Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy
L'hiver de l'amour, ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; P.S.1/Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York

1993
Hôtel Carlton Palace, Chambre 763, Paris, France
Documentario, Spazio Opos, Milan, Italy
Nachtshattengewächse, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Aperto 93, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy

1992
Ottovolante, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
Una Domenica a Rivara, Castello di Rivara, Rivara, Italy

1991
Loro, Castello Visconteo, Trezzo, Italy
Anni 90, Galleria d'Arte Moderna , Bologna, Italy
Operazione S.Giustino, Milan, Italy
Siamo qui e stiamo facendo, Communie di Castellafiume, Italy

1990
Existenz Maximum, Instituto degli innocenti, Florence, Italy
Improvvisazione libera, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy
Ipotesi d'arte giovane, Faqbbrica del vapore, Milan, Italy

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