Fridericianum presents Roberto Cuoghi from December 3, 2022 to May 29, 2023.
Roberto Cuoghi, who was born in Modena in 1973 and currently lives in Milan, is hard to pin down as an artist. His practice spans nearly all artistic forms, taking on numerous guises and reflecting the artist’s fascination with varied, often seemingly contradictory ideas and issues.
From pop culture to the abysses of the globe, these vary from conceptual and process-driven issues in the development of artworks to a collective photographic memory. His output is so complicated and tangled that one might mistake it for the work of multiple authors at first sight. The Fridericianum show focuses on works from a roughly ten-year span, some freshly staged in conjunction with designer matali crasset, who was born in Châlons-en-Champagne in 1965 and currently lives in Paris.
The exhibition in Kassel comes on the heels of international acclaim for Roberto Cuoghi’s work at the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2017), the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva (2017), the MADRE Museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina in Naples (2017), and the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art on Hydra (2016), and is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Germany.
Curatorial team: Julia Schleis and Moritz Wesseler