Roberto Cuoghi's oeuvre is so complex and labyrinthine that, at first glance, one might assume it was the product of several authors. It is precisely this aspect the exhibition at the Fridericianum explores, focusing on works from a roughly ten-year period, some newly staged in collaboration with industrial designer matali crasset, who was born in Châlons-en-Champagne in 1965 and now lives in Paris.
Roberto Cuoghi, who was born in Modena in 1973 and now lives in Milan, is hard to pin down as an artist. His practice encompasses almost the entire spectrum of artistic genres, taking countless guises and reflecting the artist’s preoccupation with diverse, sometimes seemingly contradictory themes and issues. These range from both conceptual and process-driven considerations in the realization of artworks to a collective pictorial memory, from pop culture to the abysses of the world.
As the exhibition highlights, via the juxtaposition of different groups of works, Cuoghi’s practice is marked by a constant search for new subjects, complex issues, ways of working, and forms of expression. The show at the Fridericianum marks Roberto Cuoghi’s first exhibition in Germany.
03/12/2022 – 29/05/2023
Friedrichsplatz 18, 34117 Kassel