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Fabian Marcaccio




SOME USA STORIES - MUSEUM HAUS ESTERS

18 MARCH - 19 AUGUST 2012

Documentation and Interview with the artist!


Some USA Stories is the name that Argentinian painter Fabian Marcaccio (*1963, Rosario de Santa Fe, lives and works in New York, USA) has given to his latest exhibition, which he has developed specially for Kunstmuseen Krefeld. It consists of a suite of 12 works that tackle themes from the dark side of recent American history. The Mexican drug war, the Waco disaster in Texas, the mass suicide commanded by Jim Jones in Guyana, the Fallujah massacre, and the Columbine High School shootings mark the social explosiveness that can be read from these monumental paintings. As in his earlier pieces and constellations of works, the content that is conveyed is closely linked with reflections on the media that are employed. Thus the social themes just mentioned can only be gleaned when the works are viewed from a distance, because the images rise up out of an extremely dense colour mass that always remains present in its own terms.

 

 

 

Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv

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