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Luca Buvoli

Luca Buvoli is an Italian-born artist. He lives and works in New York. In 2020, his work was the subject of the show Picture Present: An Episode from Astrodoubt and The Quarantine Chronicles in 12 Scenes at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., the inaugural online exhibition of that museum's digital Intersections series.

Out of (This) Time — Brief Notes from “Astrodoubt and the Quarantine Chronicles”

I had just returned to New York from a month traveling in India, where I had enjoyed rediscovering, among other things, the power of narration in visual arts (in the carvings in Hindu temples, in miniature paintings, etc.) and of a mythology and conception of time outside the Newtonian one. This was a couple of weeks before Covid-19 arrived in the US and I was working on one of the 180 ideas/projects that comprise Space Doubt, a work conceived as a ten-year “expedition” started thanks to a collaboration that I developed with NASA scientists and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., exploring an idea enabling me to find the courage to use some dark humor about my aggressive and advanced cancer of a few years ago—luckily and hopefully cured—and cancer in general.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2022

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