Eva and Franco Mattes

Both artist were born in Italy in 1976, they are based out of New York. The interesting fact is neither of them have received an art education. They met in Madrid in 1994 and have been inseparable since then.

Their work is interesting they have manipulated video games, internet technologies and street advertising to reveal truths concealed by contemporary society. Their media facades were believable enough to elicit embarrassing reactions from governments, the public and the art world. They have also orchestrated several unpredictable mass performances, staged outside art space and involved unwitting audiences in scenarios that mingle truth and falsehood to the point of being indistinguishable.

Culturally they challenge that our culture revolves around plagiarism. They argued that their projects are not original pieces and that anyone who claims that their work is an original should really start doubting their mental health.

I actually can relate to their philosophy regarding original work. I also feel like art or any “original creation” is somewhat built on top of someone else’s idea and that persons idea is built on someone else’s. I think of it as a house someone must have set the foundation and we are just building on top of that foundation. freedom exhib perthmy generation exhib redline

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