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LOVE IS HOLLYWOOD | by orticanoodles
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"The exhibition 'To be or not to be' is dedicated to the skull, which has always been used in art history as a reminder of human mortality is now an ephemeral symbol, deprived of its sanctity, used in fashion, design... contemporary art. Orticanoodles reproduce the image of the skull in a series of portraits from well-known media personalities, which are shelled and in fact made into empty skulls. To be or not to be, the Shakespearean dilemma, leads us to reflect on what remains of these men and women after removing the image that creates their status. Through the skillfully applied technique of stencils, Orticanoodles confront us with the question of identity, the image built, to pass a message. The artists offer their works through which the viewers can mirror and ask theirselves about their own appearance. The language of Wally and Alita actually uses the visual parameters of pop culture and advertising to distort the message and make social commentary. Their skulls are asking: What really matters? Appear or act? Live or die? To be or not to be?"


From 26/11 to11/12 2010, dal martedì al sabato

Open 15:00 to 20:00

Lab_Comacina, Viale Cassarate 4, Lugano

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Taken on December 2, 2010