Official Tumblr of generationext (Run by the MCA and supported by the Balnaves Foundation)!
Run by Youth Committee member, Patrick Hukins.

the aura is when the art ‘is’, and the art exists only at the time when the aura is simultaneously present.

I focus on the space surrounding us and I often use a whiff of universal irony, trying to convey a message in a way that it is easily accessible. I do this partly because I intend to give to the audience an active role in my work; performances, workshops, installations and public art are ways of dealing with the audience through a social experience. People are invited to participate, but simultaneously, they create different levels of relations and
contribute to the artwork itself.
The aim is to provide the public with a unique feeling, which is related to a specific location and an exact moment in time, forming a collective memory between all participants. In this way, the possibility of loosing the aura has been excluded – the aura ‘is’ when the art ‘is’, and the art exists only at that time when the aura is simultaneously present. So through my work I try to represent a precarious situation of the world in a way that the piece exists only in the context in which was generated and it can’t exist out of it. The reproduction of an artwork would require similar conditions but a different configuration, which finally would become a different piece.

My work is an open-ended process of exploration of human perception and how it can be triggered through discrete or bold interventions.


Giuseppe Licari

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