Milan - Berlin, 2021
Limited edition 20 + 1 AP. Handmade and signed by the artist. Printed on tracing paper 90 gr, cover from plexiglass, bounded with silver thread, contains a pocket with forget-me-not (lat. Myosotis) flower seeds.
180 x 250 x 150 mm
‘Pro Bono Malum’ is how Ludovico Ariosto’s epic poem Orlando Furioso ends. An allegory of a modern man who needs madness to survive himself. A body that is ill, insane, searching its senses, so lost that it has landed on the Moon.
The lunar landscape is described as the accumulation of objects abandoned on earth, becoming an opportunity to ironise about the vanity of human occupations and the reliance on magical nonsense. A collection of plasters lost in Milan is creating new constellations above the light of the moon investing the Hošek Contemporary. A celestial map of forgotten objects will substitute the Zodiac Man, an archetype of our body, redesigning its shape and symbolic narrative.
The psychosomatic body will thus be brought to light, its pain dissected and its sense rediscovered, in order to not forget itself, again.
The Vergissmeinnicht Artist Book will guide the visitor on this journey between the body and the cosmos, thanks to its transparent pages merging with the reader's hands. The book includes texts by the artist himself, Philipp Lange,
Superfluo and Petr Hošek.
Edited by Linda Toivio.
light photos by Hue Hale
dark photos by Gabriele Bizzo