kiss tomorrow goodbye

Ugo Rondinone
February 9 – April 9, 2001

kiss tomorrow goodbye, 2001
Neon, perspex, translucent film, aluminum
1133 cm × 455 cm × 10 cm

 

Photo © Studio Rondinone

Exhibition view: kiss tomorrow goodbye, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 2001

 

Photo © Studio Rondinone

Left:
if there were anywhere but desert. sunday, 2000
fiberglass, paint, clothing, glitter
172 cm × 41 cm × 87 cm

 

Right:
if there were anywhere but desert. thursday, 2000
fiberglass, paint, clothing, glitter
162 cm × 40 cm × 54 cm

 

Through the doorway:
hell, yes! (part ii), 2001
mirror, sound (hell yes!), 4 speakers, 2 cd players, 2 amplifiers, black dance floor
300 cm × 300 cm × 300 cm

 

Photo © Studio Rondinone

Left:
moonlighting, 1999
c-print
120 cm × 164 cm

 

Center:
hell, yes! (part ii), 2001
mirror, sound (hell yes!), 4 speakers, 2 cd players, 2 amplifiers, black dance floor
300 cm × 300 cm × 300 cm

 

Right:
moonlighting, 1999
c-print

120 cm × 164 cm

 

Photo © Studio Rondinone

Left:
moonlighting, 1999
c-print
120 cm × 164 cm

 

Center:
hell, yes! (part ii), 2001
mirror, sound (hell yes!), 4 speakers, 2 cd players, 2 amplifiers, black dance floor
300 cm × 300 cm × 300 cm

 

Right:
moonlighting, 1999
c-print

120 cm × 164 cm

 

Photo © Studio Rondinone

kiss tomorrow goodbye

Ugo Rondinone
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
February 9 – April 9, 2001
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This work, conceived specifically for the Palazzo delle Esposizioni by Ugo Rondinone brings together diverse elements in a complex dramaturgy: installation, sculpture, photography and sound. A deep voice reads passages from the diaries written by Rondinone over the last few years. Walls made from fragments of mirrors transmit the image of a fragile reality. Shiny rubber clothes appear in the photographs with a strange absence of movement. In this muffled atmosphere, pervaded with a subtle nostalgia, even the life-sized clowns lying on their backs on the floor, are paralyzed in an inert lethargy.

A neon sign displaying the title of the exhibition is installed outside, on the terrace of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

 

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