O TUTTO O NIENTE O ALMENO UN PO’7.8.2018
O Tutto o Niente o Almeno un
Po’ is an
installation created specifically for the end of ASTRA, the art residency that took place in Spoleto in 2018.
Outside the residence, which was the main building, there were
several artworks spread around the garden. These artworks were paintings
mimicking the boards of different board games, for instance backgammon and
chess. Each game had its own pawns, made with a peculiar material which reacts
to UV light, changing the pawns’ colour. Therefore, these games can only be
played outdoors in the daylight. GB Group acquired the artworks’ frames in a
street market, where they also bought several vintage paintings, hence, the
works were placed above the original paintings and then reframed.
The artworks’ advertisements, made
by using marketing strategies, and the artworks sales contracts are to be
considered integral components of the installation. During the exhibition,
coupons advertising the artworks and promoting their sales were distributed to
the public alongside with a survey to be filled with the viewers’ opinions and
comments regarding the installation.
The actual pieces of work, the board
games, alongside with the advertisements, the coupons, and surveys are all
essential parts of the total work of art and entertain a symbiotic relationship
with each other.