The exhibition Detournalia featured an overview of the many different languages and formats with which the Argentine artist Fabio Kacero worked between 2001 and 2015, curated by Rafael Cippolini.
Detournalia is a made-up but very precise word: it means land of detours, or land made of detours. “It refers to the incredible proliferation of twists and turns the artist’s imagination takes every day, encouraging us to think and experience art from different perspectives,” says the curator. Within this universe, Kacero experiments with the written word: bibliographic indexes, book pages with framed dedications, altered covers and playful lists of words.
The exhibition included installations, objects, paintings, video-art, music and poetry. Detournalia is a satirical, humorous and playful look at the history of art, philosophy, and great literature using many different materials, including video, installation and words: written, spoken, sung, read, recited and even invented.
The exhibition journey was an unusual path of detours, crossovers, gestures and games: part of a practice that is always seeking to open up the field of art and explore.