Published by Aspen Art Press/Le Consortium, Centre d'art/Les Presses du ReÚl. Text by Roberto Cuoghi, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis.
Italian multimedia artist Roberto Cuoghi (born 1973) works in painting, sculpture, digital animation, drawing and sound. Perhaps best known for his decision to alter his appearance at age 24 to become a man in his sixties, Cuoghi has since created many works exploring issues of transformation and identity. Examining integral themes within the artist's practice, including the history of metamorphosis, the challenges of representation and the fluidity and hybridity inherent in identity, this publication features texts in multiple languages by both the artist and curator Yorgos Tzirtzilakis. The exhibition and book title allude to Cuoghi's exploration of Assyrian language and rituals--clearly visible in his striking pieces--revealing the artist's interest in how narrative and the act of translation can affect our understanding of history and reality.
Published by DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art. Edited by Karen Marta, Massimiliano Gioni. Text by Ali Subotnick.
Like a mad scientist performing strange experiments in his basement, Italian artist Roberto Cuoghi tests the limits of self-representation and pushes the limits of art making. 2000 Words: Roberto Cuoghi is part of a new series conceived and commissioned by Massimiliano Gioni, and published by the Deste Foundation. Displaying a wide array of Cuoghi's work in the Dakis Joannou Collection, this volume includes an essay by Ali Subotnick that investigates the ideas of constant transformation and change that are at the core of the artist's work.