A poignant, new artistic enquiry. Vertigo: Au Rendez-Vous des Amis presents the works of three extraordinary contemporary Italian artists, Francesco Candeloro, Riccardo De Marchi, and Arcangelo Sassolino. In this meeting of friends, arising out of the proposal to unite their apparently different approaches, lurk some marvelous snares for the senses. The book has been organized in a refined and unexpected manner so that each artist presents his works in a personal room, but subtly creates a sort of synesthesia, a relationship with the works of his neighbour, his friend, as if to shape cross-references and tensions that demand from the viewer an increase in attention, one that is subtle but necessary.
Luca Massimo Barbero was president of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, from 1998 to 2001 and director of the MACRO, Rome, from 2009 to 2011. Since 2002 he has been an associate curator of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. He is currently director of the Istituto di Storia dell Arte of the Fondazione Cini, Venice.