Melbourne’s fortyfivedownstairs presents Cuorosensa: A Reverse Archaeology, a new exhibition by Marco Luccio opening on 4 April 2023.
Presenting another thought-provoking collection of mixed media works, Italian born international artist Marco Luccio returns to fortyfivedownstairs from 4 – 29 April with his latest exhibition Cuorosensa: A Reverse Archaeology.
Over fifteen years ago, Luccio began collecting used postcards from New York City flea markets and curio shops when he was a resident at the top of the Chrysler building (notably, the only other artist to have had a studio in the iconic landmark is esteemed Life photographer, Margaret Bourke-White). Impressed by the card’s evocative nostalgia and intimacy, they were, according to Luccio, “beautiful artefacts, remnants of the past preserved in small and fragile time capsules”. That sentiment was reflected in Luccio’s wonderful collection of small-scale works, New York Postcards (2019). In Cuorosensa we see an evolution into something much larger in scale, both in size and substance.
On this episode of KickArts we talk to Marco about this new exhibition, his inspirations and also the new art classes he is offering at the NGV.