Published by Mousse Publishing. Introduction by Yves Aupetitallot, Moritz Wesseler. Text by Christian Rattemeyer. interview by Daniel Birnbaum.
For more than a decade, Italian artist Pietro Roccasalva (born 1970) has deployed painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, performance, film and photography to create narratives that become one conceptual universe constituted of references to art history, literature and music. This book surveys his mythologies.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Alessandro Rabottini. Text by Barry Schwabsky, Eduardo Gnemmi.
This first monograph introduces one of the most promising Italian artists of the post-Cattelan generation. Roccasalva mixes conceptual rigor with hallucinatory extravaganza--always ending in a complex installation where the different elements act like characters performing an erratic script that probes art historical, philosophical, musical and literary references.