Cesare Pietroiusti (Rome, 1955). Before becoming an artist, Cesare Pietroiusti studied medicine and took a strong interest in psychiatry. His practice focuses on issues of communication, verbal and not. Lately, his work has targeted critical issues affecting economic systems.His artistic research is focused on the analysis and observation of problematic or paradoxical situations, encountered everyday life, the ways of perceiving, of seeing and not seeing, patterns of behaviours that we all share. Among the several collaborative projects that he co-founded are the Centro Studi Jartrakor, active in Rome from 1977 to 2000 and the artists’ collective [[Oreste]] in 1997, sharing projects through the network, and the Nomads & Residents of New York until 2000.

Euro, produced for Art Bag, is part of this line of research and plays with the shifting meaning of “exchange” and with the idea of economic circuit. The work reproduces a page of the newspaper IL TEMPO, which reports the news of Pietroiusti becoming the new president of Palaexpo in Rome, introducing him as the artist as who “ate banknotes and evacuated them to make art”, from one of his most famous performances. A stamp on the back certifies that the work of art is realized in collaboration with the editorial staff of the newspaper, to which goes a share of the earnings.

Euro, 2018.

Cesare Pietroiusti for  Art Bag Alphanumerico with the artwork: Euro, 2018.
Inkjet printing, in 40 copies, signed and numbered from 1 to 40.

Cesare Pietroiusti, "Euro", 2018

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