Fabienne Ruppen, curator at Kunstmuseum Basel in conversation with Vittorio Santoro.
The reference of this project is to be found in the artist’s renewed interest in the play “Rhinocéros” (1959) by Eugène Ionesco. This interest was activated by the current polarized social and political climate. The publication contains images of the featured works in the recent exhibition at Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, conceived in the last four years, as well as archive and research material that triggered the conception of them, such as the play itself, the seminal book “Psychologie des foules (The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind)” (Paris, 1895) by Gustave Le Bon and quotes from current newspapers and magazines. It includes an essay by Rebecca Geldard dealing on the main issues of the show.
Vittorio Santoro: Rhinocéros / Bérenger
Hardcover, various folded sheets, Images in colour, essay by Rebecca Geldard (E/D) 230 x 205 mm.
Ed. 400 copies (the first ten copies are signed and numbered by the artist).
Published by cpress, Zurich, on the occasion of Vittorio Santoro’s solo exhibition at Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, February – May 2022