Cesare Pietroiusti

Rome, 1955. Lives in Rome

In the late 1970s, while finishing his studies in Medicine with a thesis in Clinical Psychiatry, Pietroiusti came into contact with the Jartrakor center, founded in Rome by Sergio Lombardo. The artist contributed to the development of the “eventualist” theory, centered around research poised midway between artistic experimentation and scientific analysis. During the 1980s, he was a member of Piombino group, interacting with the public in a number of ways that anticipated the poetics of the everyday that became widespread in the 1990s. Over the following decades, Pietroiusti moved progressively away from the conventional methods of the establishment, using irony, paradox and the unknowing involvement of the other to continuously rethink the current logic behind trade and social communication. As part of his recent work, he has identified the workshop as a model that, by combining education and display, offers opportunities for the horizontal development of thought and knowledge, overcoming disciplinary bottlenecks.

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