Thursday, Mar 30, 2023, 7 pm – 8 pm
Roberto Coughi lives and works in extremes. His artistic practice is characterized by an unceasing search for new forms of expression, themes, and methods of production. This is immediately evident in the complex, multi-layered, and transmedial work of the artist, who was born in Modena in 1973 and now lives in Milan. In his lecture, Andrea Bellini, who can be considered a proven expert on Cuoghi’s work, will discuss the artist’s idiosyncratic working methods and trace his career from its beginnings to the current solo exhibition at the Fridericianum.
Andrea Bellini is Director of the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, Artistic Director of the center’s Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, and Curator of the Swiss Pavilion at the La Biennale di Venezia 2024. Previous positions include Codirector of the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Curatorial Advisor to MoMA PS1 in New York, and Editor in Chief of Flash Art International. He holds a degree in philosophy (1996) and a post-graduate diploma in archaeology and art history (2002). Bellini, a long-time friend of Cuoghi’s, curated the artist’s first retrospective, PERLA POLLINA 1996–2016, and edited the accompanying monograph of the same name.
The event will be held in English.