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Antonio Syxty - Syxty Sorriso & Altre Storie




 Antonio Syxty Syxty sorriso & altre storie

Antonio Syxty Syxty sorriso & altre storie

 Antonio Syxty Syxty sorriso & altre storie

Antonio Syxty Syxty sorriso & altre storie

 Antonio Syxty Syxty sorriso & altre storie

Antonio Syxty Syxty sorriso & altre storie



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Softcover, edition of 400 copies, design by Giandomenico Carpentieri, text by John Kelleher, Alessandro Mendini, Flora Pitrolo.

“Real or false? Did these shows really exist? Syxty Sorriso & Altre Storie is the first volume dedicated to Antonio Syxty’s work as performance artist and director on the Milanese alternative scene, replete with images, drawings and texts from his archive. Embedded in the underground creativity of Milan’s only basement-theatre – the OutOff, a hotbed of experimentation in the late 1970s and early 1980s – Syxty was one of the most electrifying exponents of the so-called Italian New Spectacularity, a theatre that was defined as metropolitan, fast, catchy, post-ideological yet sentimental. The book is drawn from the printed archive of over 25 performances made between 1978 and 1982, and consists of drawings, collages, photographs and texts produced and collected by the artist over this time – yet the volume’s overview remains consciously incomplete. The pages chart and internal stream made of an alternation of full and empty spaces, where we simultaneously find aestheticism and concept. The opening is given by the unique result that Syxty extracts from the real; dozens of pages unfold the results of his creative process, by the end of which we are called to crash into the truthful falsity of flawlessly reproduced documents and of a photo-performative repertoire of the unhappened. The volume’s ongoing open enigma is crowned by its conclusion: a broken list of exclusively textual scenes, hyperoxygenated atmospheres to be completed at our discretion, fragments held together by a thin thread that is black, the book’s only colour. The book contains three previously unpublished critical interventions by Flora Pitrolo, Joe Kelleher and Alessandro Mendini.”

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Pages: 384
Place: Rome
Year: 2017
Publisher: Yard Press
Size: 20 x 30 cm (approx.)

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