The Polemic Art of Maurizio Cattelan
Maurizio Cattelan is one of the best known shock figures in the contemporary art world; he’s not afraid of being outspoken and he’s not afraid of having a little bit of fun. From La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour) – the iconoclastic sculpture depicting Pope John Paul II being stuck by a meteorite – to Toilet Paper Magazine – a surrealist contemporary magazine created with Pierpaolo Ferrari which has collaborated with the likes of Kenzo – Cattelan is not afraid to stretch his boundaries, always satirizing contemporary culture.
His newest endeavor is as the subject of the documentary Maurizio Cattelan: The Movie, directed by Maura Axelrod and filmed since 2000. Long documentation seems to be quite the trend these days, however there’s no other way to really highlight the spectrum of work Cattelan encompasses, including the critically acclaimed 2011-2012 Guggenheim retrospective All.
The film is set to come out in 2015, so while we wait to see what the madness is fully like we give you the trailer and a brief look back on some of the best, the funniest, and the most polemic work of the celebrated Italian artist.