Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

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Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

Maurizio Cattelan Be Right Back at Newport Art Museum

Maura Axelrod’s new documentary gets its name from Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s first solo exhibition. The 1989 show consisted solely of a gallery with no art inside, just a sign on the locked door that said Be Right Back. (Well, technically it said Torno subito because it was Italy, but you get the idea.) Cattelan’s made quite a lucrative career out of jokey sculptures and performances designed to frustrate his fawning audiences. He’s long been rumored to be installing a 18K solid gold toilet at the Guggenheim, and his most recent piece involves hiring Paralympian Edith Wolf-Hunkeler to periodically wheel herself across the top of Lake Zurich. Sadly, this is the final film in this year’s NewportFILM series of outdoor documentary screenings.

September 01 2016


Date: September 1, 2016
Time: 7:35 pm
Cost: Free
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