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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 85

    Alberto de Michele (ITALIAN, B. 1980)

    Oggetti trovati (Found objects)

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    Alberto de Michele (ITALIAN, B. 1980)
    Oggetti trovati (Found objects)
    signed 'Alberto de Michele' (on the reverse)
    three photos on paper
    67.5 x 29.5 cm.
    Executed in 2009. This work is unique.

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    These photographs of found vases were circulating in the Italian underworld with the purpose to sell them through the illegal art world.
    Albert de Michele received his education at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, department Audiovisual (1997-2001) and the Sandberg Institute (Master degree), Fine Arts, Amsterdam (2001-2004). The video's and installations of this artist focus specifically on one person, an object, a sound, phenomenon, happening or experience, thereby trying to penetrate into the most existential part of his subject. De Michele shows himself to be a captivating narrator with an eye for gripping personal stories or penetrating observations, causing intangible and alienating experiences. Suggestion is an important instrument in his work. The artist has participated in several group exhibitions, for example at 11 POST CS, Amsterdam (2005), the Alternative Film Video, Belgrade (2005) and Biennial, video exhibition, Bucarest (2004). In 2007/08 the artist had a solo exhibition entitled Adriano at de Appel, an installation that focused on an Italian bank robber who for a period of time was hiding in Amsterdam.

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