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Permanent Mimesis
An Exhibition about Simulation & Realism
[In English]

Edited By Allessandro Rabottini
October 2010
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
112 Pages, Illustrated, 6 x 8 3/4"

$47.50 Hardcover

Through photography, painting, sculpture, installations and videos, thirteen
international artists of the last generation from Europe, the United States
and Asia reflect on the precise moment in which images reveal themselves
as obvious constructions and manifest illusions. Digital technologies for
producing images subject today’s visual landscape to constant
transformation. In the works by Anna Barriball, Frank Benson and Giuseppe
Gabellone, the drawings have a sculpture-like relief, the surfaces mimic
spaces and materials, the forms seem poised between two- and threedimensionality,
between being an image and being an object.

Even economics and politics seem to evolve within a language which is just
as concrete and abstract. For that reason, Roman Ondák, Pratchaya
Phinthong e Carey Young reflect on the areas of economic trade and
political action: fluctuations in the value of money, the nature of legal
contracts, predictions about the future and political rhetoric are seen as
“representation”, conventions, acts of faith and role-play.


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