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JOURNAL / art

Untitled (Senza titolo). Maurizio Cattelan

15 February 2019

photo:  Natalie Donat-Cattin

When the Milanese gallerist Massimo De Carlo gets taped on the wall and morphs into the artwork… 

Are we human or are we art? 

Heart of Darkness | Exhibition at OGR in Turin

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