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3.0 out of 5 stars young artists strut their stuff, 20 Jun 2011
rob crawford "Rob Crawford" (Balmette Talloires, France) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Fabrica Files 01-06 (Paperback)
This is the art that a number of young artists with a kind of fellowship at Fabrica, the multi-media communications research group that was created by Benetton. The cover is a painful-looking picture of a guy literally lacing his foot flesh up. And the inside is similarly grotesque, with a series of ape and pig embryos preserved in formaldahyde stare out or grin at us, images of urban apocalypse in response to 9/11, etc etc. I do not like the images and do not get what these young artists are trying to do, without forgetting to mention what movement they might represent, if any.

Fabrica is a wonderful place near Treviso Italy, which Benetton has set up as a talent forge - everyone who gets a position there must be under 25, so the place buzzes with youthful energy and iconoclasm - from which the company can draw but more for generating experiments in multi-media. So it is very interesting for me to see as a business writer - a company has the elan to sponsor this kind of thing. But it ain't pretty, at least as expressed in this book, however naive that criticism might sound.

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