photo: KIOKU Keizo
Bycircle (Silvia, Alessandra, Emiko, Ritsu)
|Material/ Technique||mixed media|
|Size/ Duration||Silvia: H142×W245×D94cm, Alessandra: H200×W205×D100cm, Emiko: H98×W240×D100cm, Ritsu: H100×W208×D95cm|
|Copyright Notice||© Patrick TUTTOFUOCO|
※ The flower pattern on the side of Emiko has been used with the permission of its designer, Tord Boontje.
|Year of acquisition/ donation||2005|
|Description||Born in Milan, Italy in 1974. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.|
Patrick Tuttofuoco studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano and fine arts at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. He creates sculptures with fluorescent tubes and plastics, installations with sound and light interlocked with each other, video installations, interactive machines, and so on. He is one of the most visible, highly rated young Italian artists. As he is interested in techno music, games and urban life, his works show what is common to them all – a sense of speed and playful touch. Recently he traveled in Asian countries and North and South Americas for three months, and he has presented a work based on his diary, photos and videos accumulated through his observation of different cities and communication with local residents during his travel.
For the Museum’s Opening Exhibition in 2004, Tuttofuoco created a series of unique tricycle-like works. The title he gave them, "Bycircle", is a word of his own creation combining ‘bicycle’ and ‘circle,’ the latter indicating the round shape of the museum building. To the individual works, the artist has given names like ‘Silvia’ and ‘Emiko,’ each being a ‘portrait’ designed after an image of one of his friends. It is fun to ponder the works, wondering which aspect of those friends serving as models he has used and how. Still, the feature truly distinguishing these works is the fact that visitors can actually get on a "Bycircle" and ride it around the Museum. The works, each a portrait of highly individual character, are ridden by members of the general public, who impart life to them as animate objects. As the tricycles go by, expressions of surprise and delight appear on the faces of other visitors and those of passers-by beyond the glass, producing an expanding chain of varied responses and relationships.
This Collection Data page contains the works and materials in the collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, as of April 1, 2018.
Artists are listed alphabetically by artist’s surname.
Works and materials by the same artists are listed according to the date of the work in principle.
Works whose dates are unidentified are listed at the end of each item. Some works are not listed according to the date of work due to their relations.
The data of works and materials are listed in order of title, production year, material/technique/form, dimensions, donor’s name, copyright holder and credit for photograph.
Dimensions are given by height (H) x width (W) in centimeters for plane work, and height (H) x width (W) x depth (D) in cm for 3-D work. Diameter (Ø) is used for circular work.
For the name of country or city, the name currently used in English is listed in principle.