French Kiss, 2014
Alkyd primer, oil, charcoal and pastel on linen, denim
200 x 150 cm.
3 July 2014
7pm - doors open at 6.30pm
Every cloud has a silver lining
Renata Salecl in conversation with Patrizio Di Massimo
Di Massimo and Salecl will analyse recent projects of Di Massimo's art practice such as ‘The Lustful Turk’ (2012/13), ‘Me Mum Mister Mad’ (2014) and his recent show at Rowing. The discussion will explore these projects under the lens of Salecl’s psychoanalytic approach, especially focusing on her essay ‘Love and Sexual Difference’ published in Sexuation (2000), a book of essays on Lacan's theories of sexual difference. The conversation will then evolve towards Salecl's last books, On Anxiety (2004) and Tyranny of Choice (2010), discussing the different approaches these works give rise to in contemporary artistic practice today.