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Neon, Velvet & Brooms in Alex Da Corte’s Show in Vienna

Art, Fine art, NeonNajwa
Neon, Velvet & Brooms in Alex Da Corte’s Show in Vienna

Alex Da Corte creates videos, sculptures, paintings, and immersive installations with a striking cinematic quality. For his first major solo exhibition in Europe, Alex Da Corte › has created a new work for the Vienna Secession. With his immersive installation, Slow Graffiti, the artist turns the 6,500 square feet iconic gallery space into a kind of fractured cityscape full of dysfunctional objects.His skeleton of a neon city shifts the White cube of the Secession into a hazy twilight. It carries the wrinkles of a life lived, the ghosts of human presence. To quote Oscar Wilde in The Picture of Dorian Gray, “Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man’s face. It cannot be concealed.” Velvet-clad walls and a patchwork carpet that covers the floor with its template pattern give the setting a soft touch.

AUGUST 21, 2017