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Beheading Practice

April 17, 2012

A new exhibition exploring art and scientific fascination with the human head

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Guest Feature by Cecilia Musmeci

The exhibition “Beheading Practice" ironically approaches the reproductive obsession of the artistic study of the human head, and features the work of seven different artists who perform an anatomical representation of the skull through their very own way of expression, from paintings to installations.

The main concept that stands behind the exhibition is the perfect independence, both conceptual and aesthetic, of the head in the representation of the human body. The head with all its complexity, becomes the only focus of the artist's attention, decapitating in a certain sense the rest of the figure.

With biting irony Davide Balliano, Alessandro Dandini de Sylva, Marco Di Giovanni, Gianni Garrera, Paolo Grassino, Sergio Ragalzi and Andreas Zingerle make fun of all those artists who teased their brain trying to reach a formal perfection in the depiction of the human head, and give their personal interpretation of this extremely "mental" subject. So the artists mock the idea of practice as a systematic method, meanwhile developing it seriously, as the highly conceptual level of their works reveals. 

Beheading Practice at Delloro Contemporary Art @

Via del Consolato, 10
00186, Roma

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