The Art of Banality
Artist Alex Da Corte is not afraid of space
Artist Alex Da Corte is not afraid of space. Big or small, the pop culture visionary utilizes every corner with small mashups of everyday household goods or room-size installations imbued with vibrant colors and an ordered, yet emotional narrative.
Da Corte’s work is on display at MASS MoCA beginning March 26, 2016. The “Free Roses” exhibit will inhabit the museum’s second-floor galleries and includes a culmination of ten years’ work plus a major new installation—A Season in Hell, based on Arthur Rimbaud’s angst-ridden poem of the same name—in the museum’s long, 30-foot-tall space that once housed Xu Bing’s mammoth Phoenix.
“Alex Da Corte’s art star is on the rise,” says Jodi Joseph, the museum’s director of communications. “And his MASS MoCA show this spring—equal parts suburban ’70s living room and strip-club spectacle, all sizzling in neon—ensures his meteoric ascendency.”