Roberto Cuoghi

Fridericianum, Kassel

December 3, 2022 – May 29, 2023

contemporary art

Roberto Cuoghi

Fridericianum, Kassel

December 3, 2022 – May 29, 2023

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.

Roberto Cuoghi
03/12/2022 – 29/05/2023
Fridericianum
Friedrichsplatz 18, 34117 Kassel

Opening: Friday, December 2, 2022, 7 pm

www.fridericianum.org/de/ausstellungen/roberto-cuoghi/en

Press material

Press photos

  • Roberto Cuoghi: SS(XCVP)c, 2019
    Keramik, Eisen, Wollpullover, Filz / Ceramic, iron, woolen sweater, felt
    260 x 280 x 60 cm
    Privatsammlung / Private collection, Hauser & Wirth Collection Services
    © Roberto Cuoghi, Foto / Photo: Alessandra Sofia
  • Dokumentation von Putiferio / Documentation of Putiferio,
    DESTE Foundation Project Space, Hydra 2016.
    Foto / Photo: Maria Markezi
  • Roberto Cuoghi: SS(XCP)c, 2018
    Keramik, Straussenei, Mehl / Ceramic, ostrich egg, flour
    45 x 103 x 76 cm
    Privatsammlung / Private collection
    © Roberto Cuoghi, Foto / Photo: Alessandra Sofia
    Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Chantal Crousel
  • Roberto Cuoghi: Imitatio Christi, 2017
    Installationsansicht / Installation view La Biennale di Venezia.
    Privatsammlung / Private collection
    © Roberto Cuoghi, Foto / Photo: Alessandra Sofia
    Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Chantal Crousel
  • Roberto Cuoghi: Imitatio Christi, 2017
    Installationsansicht / Installation view La Biennale di Venezia.
    Privatsammlung / Private collection
    © Roberto Cuoghi, Foto / Photo: Alessandra Sofia
    Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Chantal Crousel
  • Roberto Cuoghi: Imitatio Christi, 2019
    Agar Agar, Filz / Agar agar, felt
    167 x 80 x 20 cm
    © Roberto Cuoghi, Foto / Photo: Alessandra Sofia
    Courtesy the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel
  • Roberto Cuoghi: Šuillakku, 2008
    Sound Installation
    Dokumentationsfoto der Vorbereitung von Šuillakku,
    Castello di Rivoli / Documentary photograph during the
    preparation of Šuillakku, Castello di Rivoli
    © Roberto Cuoghi, Foto / Photo: Alessandra Sofia
  • Porträt / Portrait Roberto Cuoghi
    © Roberto Cuoghi
    Courtesy der Künstler und / the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Foto / Photo: Alessandra Sofia