Art and Art Architectural Нistorian, International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza
BERTOZZI E CASONI: PERFEZIONI ESECUTIVE AL SERVIZIO DEL DUBBIO / BERTOCI I KAZONI: IZVOĐAČKI PERFEKCIONIZAM U SLUŽBI SUMNJE
BERTOZZI AND CAZZONI: TNE PERFORMATIVE PERFECTIONISM IN TNE SERVICE OF A DOUBT
Journal 6/2010 (Museum of Applied Art), pages 145-153
738 Bertoci Đ.; 738 Kazoni S.
Abstract (original language):
Maestri del dubbio, Bertozzi & Casoni ci hanno consegnato opere icopograficamente improbabili (una scimmia albina su un tavolo di Saarinen ricoperto con una crinolina, upo scheletro che falcia sop il tosaerba un prato fiorito, vassoi e piatti accatastati sop i resti di truculepti pasti e baratt
Key words: (original language)
ceramica, bellezza, trash, perfezionismo tecnico ed esecutivo, figurazione, concettualita, "vantas", eclettismo, ambivalenza, dubbio / keramika, lepota, đubre, tehnički i izvođački perfekcionizam, firuracija, koncepcija, "vanitas" (taština), eklektizam, ambivalentnost, sumnja
Giampaolo Bertozzi and Stefano Dal Monte Casoni have been working together from 1980, under the brand-name Bertozzi & Casoni, as а registered company with shared responsability: this formula means, from the beginning of their work, pure artistic cooperation and very precize sculptural work, aimed to find а sophisticated collocation with the world of the contemporary art. Precize in this case means that the work of Bertozzi & Casoni, even in the moments of greatest connivance, ideal or operational, with its emerginng tendences, crosschecked а superior and privileged interest for the less problematic facts of the work of modern art: it oscilated between executive perfectionism and fixed, formal and technical results, which were never obtained before. Sophisticated means that the two artists decided to follow the process of repairing and healing artistic researches from existing doubts of our time, so they have chosen the "abnormal" expressive means in the field of modern art: the ceramics.
During almost three decades of their working together, their initial reasons and choices have produced internationally recognized results. This creative binomial has realized the most convincing works of art using the paritethic propositional alternative: the опе of style and thinking. With continual adjourning, Bertozzi & Casoni have introduced on scene an artistic rappresentation comparable with the great baroque theatre, with а calculated and clear language, similar to the language of great narrators from the beginning of past century. These are antinomies of their work, with no fear of confrontation with figurative concepts, even the antique ones, or with concepts of abstract art with decorative ideas, with vanguard and neo-avanguard art, or conceptualistic negativity. There are not many texts written about those two artists who were ready to protrude over the most dangerous abysses of art and reality, bringing us а sense of vertigo instead of security. The objects of their "relieves" and "measuring" are not, like in the old times, existing exemplars and old forms, but а sort of modern magma which cannot be reduced to а unique and prec
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