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A Metaphysical Interior

Izet Sheshivari, Luca Lo Pinto - A Metaphysical Interior
Different “augmented” perspectives from a visit of Giorgio de Chirico's flat.
“A Metaphysical Interior” is the title of the book that was published on a proposal from Luca Lo Pinto during the exhibition “D'après Giorgio”, which was held at the Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico from 27th January 2012 to 27th January 2013. Housed in the House Museum at 31 Piazza di Spagna in Rome, the exhibition brought together works by the following artists: Alek O., Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Carola Bonfili, Benny Chirico, Patrizio Di Massimo, Giulio Frigo, Julia Frommel, Martino Gamper, Paul Armand Gette, Nicolas Hatfull, Isola & Norzi, Tobias Madison & Kaspar Mueller, Marcello Maloberti, Carlo Mollino, Momus, Olaf Nicolai, Henrik Olesen, Nicola Pecoraro, Emilio Prini, Dan Rees, Alexandre Singh, John Stezaker, Luca Trevisani, Luca Vitone, and Raphael Zarka. The book presents the result of a correspondence protocol suggested by Izet Sheshivari at the curator's invitation. After receiving and printing the 214 illustrations sent by the artist, Luca Lo Pinto arranged the pictures within the museum space, and documented them in situ. Featuring captions, the book provides “augmented” perspectives from a visit of Giorgio de Chirico's flat. Page after page, the book generates an ever-changing relationship between the meaning of a flat interior design and the remote discovery of works by contemporary artists.
This books comes under covers of different colors, distributed randomly.
Izet Sheshivari (born 1981 in Geneva, where he lives and works) runs Boabooks and design books. He has also curated and participate in exhibitions and is currently undertaking research on further publications and installations, mainly on printed matter.

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Luca Lo Pinto (born 1981) is an Italian editor and curator. He is the Artistic Director of MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome. He is co-founder of the magazine and publishing house NERO. From 2014 until 2019 he worked as curator of Kunsthalle Wien where he organized solo exhibitions of Nathalie Du Pasquier, Camille Henrot, Olaf Nicolai, Pierre Bismuth, Babette Mangolte, Charlemagne Palestine and the group exhibitions Time is Thirsty; Publishing as an artistic toolbox: 1989-2017; More than just words; One, No One and One Hundred Thousand; Individual Stories and Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality. Other curatorial projects include Io, Luca Vitone (PAC); 16th Art Quadriennale (Palazzo delle Esposizioni); Le Regole del Gioco (Achille Castiglioni Studio-Museum); Trapped in the closet (Carnegie Library/FRAC Champagne Ardenne); Antigrazioso (Palais de Tokyo); Luigi Ontani (H.C. Andersen Museum); D'après Giorgio (Giorgio de Chirico Foundation, Rome); Conversation Pieces (Mario Praz Museum). He has written for many catalogues and international magazines. He edited the book Documenta 1955-2012. The endless story of two lovers and artist books by Olaf Nicolai, Luigi Ontani, Emilio Prini, Alexandre Singh, Mario Garcia Torres and Mario Diacono. In 2014 he published a time capsule publication titled 2014.
Texts by Paolo Picozza, Luca Lo Pinto, Ester Coen.
published in November 2014
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
10,5 x 22,5 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
320 pages (234 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-940409-59-4
EAN : 9782940409594
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