THE STORY OF THE FOUNDATION
2022 FURTHER INITIATIVES FOR THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF MERDA D’ARTISTA (ARTIST’S SHIT)
The Foundation commissioned and produced a theatrical performance written and directed by Filippo Soldi, Dialoghi sulla Merda d’artista, staged at the Teatro di Documenti in Rome. Three imaginary dialogues revolved around the issues and images associated with the iconic can, performed by Pierluigi Cicchetti and Riccardo Livermore, with the exceptional participation of Flaminio Gualdoni. For the occasion, Giacomo Ancillotto also produced the original music and a libretto for the audience.
The director Andrea Bettinetti made a short documentary on the relationship between Piero and Albisola featuring several interviews and the key locations in the seaside town. Together with the illustrator Francesco Scarponi, Bettinetti also wrote another video, this time conceived for children too, in which he told the story of the can’s journey in search of its “place in the world”.
Lastly, the artist Ben Vautier also recounted his own relationship with Piero, whom he knew personally and with whom he corresponded and discussed the Merda d’artista (Artist’s Shit).
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Pierluigi Cicchetti and Riccardo Livermore on stage, Teatro di Documenti, Rome, February 2022
Flaminio Gualdoni on stage, Teatro di Documenti, Rome, February 2022
From the documentary by Andrea Bettinetti Piero and Albisola, 2022
Frames from the documentary by Andrea Bettinetti Piero and Albisola, 2022
Frames from the film by Andrea Bettinetti and Francesco Scarponi Una cacca al museo (A shit at the Museum), 2022
From the video-homage to Piero Manzoni by Ben Vautier, 2022