BRUNO QUAGGIO – Italia, born 1965
History teaches us that to revive the past it is necessary to have the ability to highlight its actuality, developing its demands in ways that are compatible with those of the present time. This is the main objective that the new Pataphysics of Quaggio is proposing. The linguistic substance remains unmistakable, centered on the use of anomalous materials such as upholstery fabrics, trimmings, ropes, buttons, medals, embroidery, and so on. Also similar to the rough iconography, with the juxtaposed assembly of materials to originate an infinite variety of figures that look like elementary puppets, with a hallucinated and grotesque appearance, on the limit of non sense. Those that change, in Quaggio, are the themes, no longer focused on archetypes of universal value – Enrico Baj will be reminded of at least the Ubu Roi and Generali series – but to inventions less intended to frame the political sense of the world, concentrating, on more internalized speeches, dissecting how much the unconscious can feed our fantasies.