China, Made in Italy

Gabriele Di Matteo2009-01-01/2009-01-01


Milano, Italy

Gabriele Di Matteo has been engaged for several years in a critical reflection on the state of work and the notion of author and originality. For appropriation and reproducibility he puts the image in front of his mise en abîme. With his recent series China, Made in Italy, Di Matteo is the pirate of the new contemporary Chinese wave. He has a pastiche in black and white paintings now icons of most of the Chinese artists in vogue. More than a parody of the spiraling speculative art market, China, Made in Italy suggests the many meanings explored by the artist. State of the author, fetishism of goods, cloning, the reverse of history (Made in China turns into China, Made in Italy). In line with a Duchamp, Gabriele Di Matteo sows problems and poses a critical challenge to reality. It affects to shake the order and authority of the image.


  • Title: China, Made in Italy
  • Creator: Gabriele Di Matteo
  • Creator Lifespan: 1957
  • Creator Nationality: Italy
  • Creator Birth Place: Torre del Greco, Naples
  • Date: 2009-01-01/2009-01-01
  • Location: MAM Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
  • working and living place of the artist: Milan
  • Provenance: Courtesy the artist and Keitelman Gallery, Bruxelles
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.italianarea.it/artista.php?artista=DIMG
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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