Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back
Genius or joker? Maurizio Cattelan shook up the contemporary art world beginning in the late 1980s with a series of action-based installations. Over his 20-year career, Maurizio continued to provoke and inspire, culminating in an all-encompassing installation and his self-imposed retirement in 2011. His stunning final exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City featured all of his works to date suspended from the ceiling. Filmmaker Maura Axelrod fascinatingly excavates Maurizio Cattelan’s disruptive and indelible career as the pre-eminent art-world prankster of our time, interviewing curators, collectors, art-world luminaries, and ex-girlfriends on what makes this most compelling of conceptual visionaries tick. Lest we forget, we’re talking about the man who, among others, struck the Pope with a meteorite, drowned Pinocchio in a swimming pool and misled art critics and audience alike, enchanting and enraging them all at once.