Sette Bambine e Sette Bambini
Luigi Antonio Presicce
Performer: Leila Ghiabbi
September 27th, 2019, from 7 PM to 9 PM
Androgyus was killed. Minosse, king of Crete, established that the Athenians who killed his son, each year gave him seven young men and seven maidens. These children were sacrificed, given to the Minotaur, stepson of Minos, half man and half bull forever locked in the labyrinth of Daedalus.
The artist continues his interest not towards the myth, but towards the symbol of the bull for the American economy and therefore for the world. Infact, Presicce has recently completed a period of residency at the Artist Alliance inc studio program in New York where he created a performance entitled The birth of Minotaur.
The intentions of the performance were evidently turned towards what today has become the image of the bull for Wall Street and the consequent fall-out of this imaginary in the real exasperated economic drift of the art world.
When the Italian sculptor Arturo Di Modica at night illegally installed his enormous bronze bull at the gates of what is the seat of world monetary traffic, he did not even imagine that this would never be removed or that it would become the emblem of an economic society. The term “bull market” indicates today a stock market that has been rising!
The artist in this new performance deals with the myth of the Minotaur, but without having a real interest in Greek mythology, as much as towards a form of hybridization “of the artist” as a service of an economic-artistic system that has so much of economic and little or nothing poetic.
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