A virtual view of the world – An installation by Paolo Scirpa

Curated by Giorgio Seveso

20 November 2004

The affluent society's prison, 1994/1998. Accademia di Brera, Milan

[…] the entire world-universe is evoked by a globe of water and earth, which is covered, or more precisely actually constituted, by a series of explicit consumerist phrases, and product labels, packages, wrappers, brands and logos […] (imagery that appears frequently in the artist's recent work). […] The technological grid of his structures entraps and expresses a sense of constriction and the loss of any choice regarding possible lifestyle and reality, by means of an imprisoning structure that both supports and traps the world entire […]. Milan, 2004