On the occasion of the 17th edition of Contemporary Art Day, an initiative promoted each year by AMACI – Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums, the Italian Cultural Institute of Rio de Janeiro, in collaboration with the MAXXI Foundation – National Museum of 21st Century Art and the Cinemateca do MAM, will present the video and sound installation ‘Week’s Notice‘ by Tomaso De Luca, winner of the MAXXI Bulgari Prize 2020 on Saturday 11 December.
The artist’s work, which alternates continuously between drawing, sculpture, installation and video, brings hidden facets of the collective imagination to the light: exceptions to the rule, understood as vital survival strategies. ‘A Week’s Notice’, a three-channel video and sound installation, presented in Rio in its single-channel version, transforms domestic architecture into a disorienting space, where feelings of loss and precariousness become the generative elements of process of a reconstruction.
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Tomaso De Luca (Verona, 1988) lives and works in Berlin. He uses drawing, sculpture, installation and video to expose what is buried in the collective imagination: his works represent departures from the modernist canon, restoring active survival strategies against isolation. In 2011 he graduated in Visual Arts at NABA, Milan. In 2017 he was the winner of the Cy Twombly Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome and in 2013 he was selected among the finalists of the 9th edition of the Furla Prize. He has also been a part of numerous solo and group exhibitions, in Italy and around the world.