Starfish, 22 k gold leaf
Courtesy the artist, Renata Fabbri Arte Contemporanea, Milan and Z2o Sara Zanin gallery, Rome
Photo credits: Cosimo Filippini
THE BLANK CONTEMPORARY ART
99 WORDS WITH GIOVANNI KRONENBERG
The problem is preventing art from becoming a promotion for anything other than its own surprising existence. The problem is to keep it indigestible as long as possible, to delay its use as a critical formulation. The problem is to leave art alone, to slow down its transmutation into rhetoric. Art aimed to break categories bus it finds itself establishing new ones quickly. Art is transformed into argumentation. It gets tamed, it loses its potential for disorientation; it reprojects us towards certainty, it reinforces certainty.