Out of Storage – the Sunday documentaries A documentary is screened at Out of Storage every Sunday at 11.30 am. These documentaries focus on artists from the exhibition.
Art safari: Maurizio Cattelan
Length: 30 minutes
English without subtitles
In the series ‘Art Safari’, Ben Lewis looks at a new generation of contemporary international artists. In this specific episode, he talks about the artist Maurizio Cattelan. Best known for his photorealist sculpture of the Pope struck down by a meteorite (recently auctioned in New York for just under $1M), Maurizio Cattelan has also produced sculptures of Hitler in prayer and exhibited the rubble from terrorist bombings. For other works he sellotaped one gallerist to the wall of his white cube, and got another to wear a pink penis costume for six weeks. Cattelan is the court jester of the art world and the cartoonist of Conceptualism. Denied permission to meet and interview the artist, Ben brings Cattelan’s sculptures to life and sends them on missions to put questions to the artist and his doubles. At one point he even dons a giant Cattelan-style head to confront the artist.