Consumerist poster: beyond accumulation

Curated by Carmelo Strano

01 April 1992

With Carmelo Strano. II Rassegna d'Arte Contemporanea, Fiera Campionaria, Milan, 1987

[…] The artist points an accusatory finger onto mass consumer products and their exaggerated, unconsidered use. He is concerned not with highlighting the motifs and symbols of the mass market, but rather his provocative intention is to encourage a critical awareness within this dense tapestry of beguiling messages launched by professionals who were once referred to as the hidden persuaders […] In this way, Scirpa constructs his work from an enormous mass of cans. Not randomly, but cadenced, as if he were a virtuoso musician orchestrating notes on a visual stave […]

Milan, 1992