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Claude Closky | Untitled (NASDAQ) 2003 | Installation, wallpaper, silkscreen print | Courtesy Galleria Enrico Fornello, Prato, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris | Photo © Joséphine de Bère

Claude Closky ‘Untitled (NASDAQ)’ 2003

‘Multiples are the preferred vehicle for Claude Closky, whether in the form of inexpensively printed books, unlimited editions of videos or affordable posters. Similarly the Internet has become an appealing medium for him in which to work. Untitled (NASDAQ) plays with the endless flood of data generated by stock market activities. In their vastness these figures seem to loose their singular information value and merge in an ornamental pattern. Closky conceived this piece as a wallpaper that he offers outside the distribution channels of the art system on the digital marketplace in the Internet… Free of any moralistic undertones, Closky plays in his work with one of the icons of our time: figures representing monetary value. His wallpaper visualizes the spirit of an era in which the omnipresence of economic criteria is generating its own aesthetic language. Being stripped bare of its information value, the aesthetic surface of figures and graphs reveals to what extent quantitative parameters are governing the world we live in.’ Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina

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