GALERIE LUCY MACKINTOSH
|"Can Buildings Curate"|
|Vernissage le jeudi 4 mai 2006|
Ouverture du 5 mai au 18 juin 2006
|Davide Bertocchi, Limo, 2003; Ordum e Progresso, 2004; Limo,
customized by Kolkoz, 2005|
Two stretch-limos wind their way down a vertiginous white spiral. One is tastefully white, whilst the other is tastefully souped up into a Eurotrash expression of look-at-me wealth. This isn’t a Vegas car park, but the Guggenheim in New York. And the limo has the exact radial curvature that allows it to fit snugly within the gallery’s eccentric composition. Critically dismissed as impossible to show paintings in, the Guggenheim NY is now the ultimate locus for site-specific artists. Here Bertocchi’s weird Limo makes perfect sense, and therefore becomes unweird. In Ordum e Progresso, the ominous blue sphere from the Brazilian flag rolls endlessly around Niemeyer’s ufo-like Niteroi Museum in Rio. Its movement is scripted by the architecture. Bertocchi’s seris of ‘Utopic’ speculations reveal the eccentric gallery as co-author, mother and midwife, all in one.