Four Italian artists - Emilio Fantin, Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese, and Cesare Pietroiusti - and New York-based artist Joan Jonas collaborated on this performance work. By combining semi-concrete, semi-absurdist methods with a wide variety of media, the artists created stories, a play, and a collective performance about sculptures and actual sculptors whose exposure has waned into oblivion.
This was part of Forgotten, Continuous, Influx: 30 hours at SculptureCenter.
Cesare Pietroiusti's artistic practice focuses on quizzical situations hidden within quotidian relationships and ordinary acts. His interest lies in the insignificant, the overlooked, the obsolete, and the misunderstood, which he transforms into memorable moments of social pose through committed interest and restrained series of gestures. In 2003, Pietroiusti participated in the 50th Venice Biennale with his work Riserva Artificiale, and an the course of 2005 alone, he made and distributed over 50,000 artworks for free, a practice he continues today in conjunction with his ongoing performance projects.
Sculpture Center's Sarina Basta interviewed Cesare Pietroiusti on November 13, 2007, in the AIR Clocktower studio.