Gianni Motti

Gianni Motti
Library Shelf Location 18.MOTT
Publication Date 2013


  • The work of Gianni Motti escapes from the traditional formats of diffusion of art. By derisory gestures the Italian artist constructs a work which turns the strategies of power against themselves. With remarkable savings of means, he investigates the places, twists the exposition and transforms it into a dialectical machine, an advanced set of his critical undertaking. Gianni Motti's pieces are in all points out of norms, as well as in their form or in their content. They appear indeed as a suite of punctual interventions, infiltrating the reality or making a parasite of the daily media. Like in 2000, during a week, Gianni Motti appeared in different pages of the journal "Neue Luzerner Zeitung", until the moment when the angry readers called the journal to denounce this parasitic stranger. In 1997, in Colombia, he organized a national manifestation of telepathy to spur the President Samper to resign from his position. Or when he stages his own funeral in 1989. After announcing his death in the obituary section of the local journal, Gianni Motti circulates in an opened coffin in the streets of Vigo, carried by the crowd that participates in the funeral ceremony. Sport, finance, the media, international politics, parapsychology - Gianni Motti's actions cover all the spectrum of the contemporary society.


  • Gianni Motti was born in 1958, Sondrio, Italy. He lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. Participated in important international events such as the Venice Biennale, Moscow and Bussan, Korea.


ISBN 9788862083614
Quantity 1
Pages 240 S : Ill ; 28 cm.
Format Hardback
Publishers Galerie Perrotin, Damiani - New York, Paris, Bologna, Hong Kong
Related Artist Gianni Motti
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Live Art/Performance
Languages English, French

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