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RUIN


Marco Bruzzone


21.9. - 3.11.2019

Opening: 21.9.2019

In his exhibition Ruin, a collection of ceramic vessels evocative of the common men’s urinal, Marco Bruzzone explores the material infrastructure of modern masculinity. As the title suggests, maleness, for Bruzzone, names a social and historical project to which he feels an ambivalent and alienated commitment. Ruin thus thematizes the looming (and in some respects, already accomplished) obsolescence of contemporary masculinity. It does so with humor and beauty, in a manner uncolored by nostalgia or ressentiment. In this way, Ruin explores a certain queerness, imagining (and asking the viewer to work towards) a speculative future in which the material objects that give form to maleness are themselves artifactual rather than vital – objects of curiosity that stand at a certain historical-cultural remove, inviting the viewer’s imaginative reconstructions. The textural, handmade quality of the works evince the care with which the artist inhabits this speculative future, where, by a series of imagined historical reversals, manhood and its ready-mades are themselves long in ruins. Bruzzone thus asks his viewers to join him in an archaeology of the future anterior, to imagine what manhood will ultimately have been, and enjoining us to bring about its ruin.


text by David Lê



Marco Bruzzone (Genova, 1974) lives and works in Berlin. 

Selected solo exhibitions include:

Triple Carbs Society (The Built-In Kitchen of M. Duchamp), The Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, USA; Mosse & Mossette (Study for a Set of Emojis after E. Sottsass’Bacterio), Gallery Gillmeier Rech, Berlin; Bruzzy, Kunstverein Arnsberg; Sprudelspass and Wurst Tossing, Tagteam, Bergen and Almanac Projects, London.


Recent group shows include: 

Homework, Castiglioni Fine Arts, Milan; The Gravity Show, Villa Grisebach, Berlin;  I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes, Galerie Wedding, Berlin; A Matter of Printing (for SMC), Supportico Lopez, Berlin Vita, Morte, Miracoli. L’Arte della Longevitá, Museo di Villa Croce, Genova; Pizza is God, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf; Mass 3, Archivio Conz, Berlin etc.



http://moussemagazine.it/marco-bruzzone-ruin-at-sundy-london-2019/

http://www.daily-lazy.com/2019/10/marco-bruzzone-at-sundy-london.html

 


Marco Bruzzone - RUIN, installation view, 2019 






Marco Bruzzone, Brilliant Corner, 2019, glazed ceramic, 18 x 12 x 10 cm





Marco Bruzzone, Brilliant Corner, 2019, glazed ceramic, 18 x 12 x 10 cm






Marco Bruzzone, Discharge Twin I and II, glazed ceramic, 20 x 14 x 7 cm (each)




Marco Bruzzone, Discharge Twin I and II, glazed ceramic, 20 x 14 x 7 cm (each)



Marco Bruzzone - RUIN, installation view 




Marco Bruzzone, Triple Fecal Disaster, 2019, glazed ceramic, 23 x 18 x 7 cm




Marco Bruzzone, Triple Fecal Disaster, 2019, glazed ceramic, 23 x 18 x 7 cm




Marco Bruzzone, Menta Latte I, 2019, glazed ceramic, 12 x 7 x 4 cm




Marco Bruzzone, League of Shadows, 2019, glazed ceramic, 24 x 20 x 12 cm




Marco Bruzzone, Menta Latte (Holy Spirit), 2019, glazed ceramic, 26 x 14 x 8 cm




Marco Bruzzone, Menta Latte (Holy Spirit), 2019, glazed ceramic, 26 x 14 x 8 cm




Marco Bruzzone, Menta Latte I, 2019, glazed ceramic, 12 x 7 x 4 cm






Marco Bruzzone, League of Shadows, 2019, glazed ceramic, 24 x 20 x 12cm




Marco Bruzzone, Menta Latte (Holy Spirit), 2019, glazed ceramic, 26 x 14 x 8 cm