Paranormal. Tony Oursler Vs Gustavo Rol
For years, American artist Tony Oursler (the father of video-sculpture) has been collecting objects, publications, ephemera about the paranormal, using them as inspiration for many of his works. Photographs of ghosts, pseudo-scientific texts, and primitive technologies for creating visual illusions have found a home in his collection of over 15,000 items. The collection includes materials related to Oursler's grandfather Charles Fulton Oursler and his friendship with Harry Houdini.
Paranormal. Tony Oursler vs. Gustavo Rol, a 2017-2018 exhibition at the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli in Turin, Italy, brought together works by Oursler as well as objects from his collection of occult objects, alongside works by painter and psychic Gustavo Rol from Turin's collections. This publication documents the exhibition, and showcases the dialogue between Oursler's work and collection and Rol's paintings. Selected by Oursler himself, along with curator Paolo Colombo, the exhibition explores connections between Oursler and Rol, two personalities poised between the visible and the invisible, between the normal and paranormal.
Designed by Christoph Radl with Laura Capsoni and Eleonora Sicolo
Published by Corraini Edizioni
Bilingual, text in Italian and English
Softcover, 176 pages, color and b&w,