Lives in Milan
Sylvano Bussotti fulfills the aspiration to the total work of art and the ability of the visual arts to influence each other. Mostly known as a musician, Bussotti’s work in the different disciplines has been greatly inspired by art history.
The meticulous nature of his creation, from music to theatre and drawing, is strongly characterized by a miniaturist approach. An intense physicality is manifest in his production of drawings, collages and oil paintings, where the bodies of young men are captured at angles that show their intimacy and desires. The collages created on the cabinet doors of his home furniture combine cuttings from pornographic magazines, art books and photographs into new compositions. Three of his theatrical costumes are also exhibited: the Turandot and those – used in other contexts – of La Passion selon Sade, an opera composed by Bussotti himself. A series of preparatory drawings of the opera scenes on acetate paper are on display for the first time in this exhibition.