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The Cheater / Il Baro | 2016

The Cheater / Il Baro, 2016
(Striped curtain)
450x310 cm
Foto: Found picture - Anonymous author, Italy - 1930s
Courtesy: Courtesy the artist


The Cheater, title given by the artist to a found picture by anonymous author, is a curtain that defines the entrance of an exhibition space in which it is installed. The image, portraying a gambler in the act of gambling (hiding the cards on his leg), dervies from a negative that was developed for the first time in the form of this curtain and becomes an object dividing an indoor from an outdoor. Unique entrance to the exhibition space, The Cheater alludes to a deception. It affects everything standing behind it and everyone passing through it.

The Cheater / Il Baro, 2016
450x310 cm
Foto: Credits Okno Studio
Courtesy: Courtesy the artist


Installation view within the exhibition 'Orestiade Italiana' (curated by Simone Frangi) for the 16th Rome Quadrennial, Rome 2016

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