Looks Alive! from 26 May to Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome , an exhibition dedicated to hyper-realistic sculpture arrives for the first time, in which 43 mega-installations by the greatest contemporary artists are exhibited. The sculptures are impressive, it is difficult to distinguish a real body from a work of art art so much the details are realistic, down to the smallest detail.
The artists exhibited, 29 in all, are the most important international protagonists: from Maurizio Cattelan (present with iconic works such as the pigeons of the "Ghosts" installation or the famous banana, better known as "Comedian") to Ron Muech who exhibits even a giant "Dark Place" man's head, right down to George Segal, Carole Feuerman, Duane Hanson and many, many more.
An exhibition that provokes, questions and brings together the artists who more than many others have caused discussion: what led the hyper-realistic sculptures to create a short circuit in the minds of the visitors? We know they aren't real, yet that skin, hair, beards, fingers tell us otherwise. The naked bodies scandalize us, the eyes hypnotize us and those dimensions, sometimes perfectly in scale and sometimes wrong, confuse us: It seems alive! Is it really?
The exhibition is conceived by the Institut für Kulturaustausch, Germany, curated by Maximilian Letze in collaboration with Nicolas Ballario and is produced and organized by Arthemisia which, once again and after the great success of the exhibitions dedicated to Jago and Leandro Erlich, proposes new projects and visionaries on the contemporary art scene in Italy.