Riccardo Giacconi

Riccardo Giacconi (1985) lives and works in Milan.

Riccardo Giacconi’s work has always been focused on puppets.

The work œ belongs to the series “Options”, by which the artist, stimulated by a period spent in South Tyrol, addresses the memory of a specific historical situation affecting such places, i.e. the tensions between Germany and Italy between 1939 and 1943 and the “Option Agreement” (“Die Option” or “Südtiroler Umsiedlung”) entered into by Mussolini and Hitler in 1939. The sculpture floating from the ceiling, created by a member of the historic “Compagnia Carlo Colla” with which Giacconi has long developed an association, refers as much to the Lombard Colla’s as to the South Tyrolean Krampus’ tradition: an ugly and frightening creature with a snake’s head: a true personification of fear.

Thus, as in the past, the artist focuses on the relationship between narratives and socio-political context, transposing it into a poetic environmental installation.

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  • 30 August 2022