“Uproarious and thought-provoking.” (New York Times)
Meet enfant terrible Maurizio Cattelan, one of the most polarizing and successful artists of our time. Whether it’s a realistic-looking sculpture of the Pope knocked to the floor by a meteorite, an 18-carat gold, fully functional toilet installed in a public restroom, or a real-life gallerist duct-taped to a gallery wall until he faints, Cattelan’s work is calculated to surprise, provoke, and upend everything we think we know about art. Director Maura Axelrod invites the viewer to hop onto the Cattelan rollercoaster as it careens through the artist’s early days as a new arrival in New York from Padua, to his retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum—where his entire oeuvre was displayed suspended from the ceiling—and beyond. Filled with entertaining twists, and one head-spinning switchback, along the way.