TONY MATELLI [solo exhibition] at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, August 31 – December 30, 2012
In the autumn of 2012, ARoS will be presenting a large special exhibition from the American artist Tony Matelli. Using an often hyperrealistic idiom, Matelli describes the more disquieting sides of human beings and human society. His sculptures straddle the boundary between uneasiness and humour: in a number of the works he turns innocence into absurdity, such as when animals or humans are maltreated by various weapons and devices. This can be seen in the work Fucked, which has been a challenging and very controversial part of the permanent collect at ARoS since 2006. There are similar experiences in a number of his early works involving apes in human situations.
More info at ARoS website.