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Enrico Corte

Spectrospective

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The first international monograph of Roman artist Enico Corte. Text by Gianluca Marziani.


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Enrico Corte (1963) lives and works in New York and Rome. Since his début he has assumed an antinomic role compared to the habitual method of doing art, choosing to...

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  • ISBN: 9788862080064
  • Language: English / Italian
  • Pages: 268
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Binding: Hardcover with jacket
  • Release: Spring 2008
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Enrico Corte (1963) lives and works in New York and Rome. Since his début he has assumed an antinomic role compared to the habitual method of doing art, choosing to show “what one does not want to see”, the dark side of the creative act which often borders on the opposite of creativity, i.e. self-destruction. He can be placed far from both the typically Italian taste for “lightness” and the search of scandal at all costs, finding instead unprecedented forms of plastic beauty, fatal fascinations in the face of the Unknown. By overruling the customary dictates of the art market, which want to see the artist specialize in a single “stroke” recognizable over time, Corte has intervened directly in social issues by means of a multiplying of styles, techniques and aesthetic solutions, sufficient to ensnare the attention of his public and drag it into the territory of vertigo and disorientation. The classical themes of fullness and emptiness, and the balancing of forms – typical of academic, sculptural art – undergo new metamorphoses becoming tragicomic metaphors of a social malaise. In this monograph on Corte an essay of Gianluca Marziani analyzes a selection of works through a “spectrospective” focus that nullifies conventional concepts of Evolution and Maturity. Under this interpretation, Corte’s work, even when based on an analysis of corporality, must be placed in a neural dimension, imitating the labyrinthine development which regulates the macrocosm of the most disquieting and obscure cerebral processes.

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  • Description

    Enrico Corte (1963) lives and works in New York and Rome. Since his début he has assumed an antinomic role compared to the habitual method of doing art, choosing to show “what one does not want to see”, the dark side of the creative act which often borders on the opposite of creativity, i.e. self-destruction. He can be placed far from both the typically Italian taste for “lightness” and the search of scandal at all costs, finding instead unprecedented forms of plastic beauty, fatal fascinations in the face of the Unknown. By overruling the customary dictates of the art market, which want to see the artist specialize in a single “stroke” recognizable over time, Corte has intervened directly in social issues by means of a multiplying of styles, techniques and aesthetic solutions, sufficient to ensnare the attention of his public and drag it into the territory of vertigo and disorientation. The classical themes of fullness and emptiness, and the balancing of forms – typical of academic, sculptural art – undergo new metamorphoses becoming tragicomic metaphors of a social malaise. In this monograph on Corte an essay of Gianluca Marziani analyzes a selection of works through a “spectrospective” focus that nullifies conventional concepts of Evolution and Maturity. Under this interpretation, Corte’s work, even when based on an analysis of corporality, must be placed in a neural dimension, imitating the labyrinthine development which regulates the macrocosm of the most disquieting and obscure cerebral processes.


  • Shipping

    Shipments are made worldwide by express courier.

    Delivery is expected within 7 working days after registration of payment.

    Shipping costs vary depending on the weight of the shipment and the country of destination, and are calculated automatically when the order is placed.


  • Return and refund

    Pursuant to Article 5 of Legislative Decree No. 185 of 22 May 1999, if the customer is a consumer (i.e. a natural person who purchases goods for purposes not related to his or her professional activity, or who makes a purchase by omitting a VAT number from the order form), he or she has the right to withdraw from the purchase contract for any reason whatsoever, without the need to provide explanations and without any penalty, within 14 working days from the day of receipt of the goods.

    The right of withdrawal shall be exercised by sending, within the aforementioned term, a written notice to the geographical address of the supplier's registered office by means of a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. The communication may also be sent, again within the same deadline, by means of a PEC or facsimile.
    The consumer shall enclose with the communication all the references of the order (order date, order number, precise references identifying the party concerned, company or private individual.
    The goods you wish to return must be undamaged and in their original packaging.

    The consumer must also supplement the communication with his or her complete bank details in order to obtain reimbursement of the sums paid (current account number, ABI and CAB, CIN code; for foreign countries, the BIC and IBAN codes), which will be carried out as quickly as possible and in any case within fourteen days of the date on which the supplier became aware of the consumer's exercise of the right of withdrawal. As the only charge for exercising the right of withdrawal, the consumer shall bear the direct cost of returning the goods. In the case of payment by credit card, the sums shall be returned net of bank commission charges (2.5%).

    In the event of a dispute, reference will be made to the competent court.