Carlo Zanni
Since the beginning
Works in Mars Sierra Leone

Carlo Zanni was born in La Spezia (Italy) in 1975. Since the early 2000's his practice involves the use of Internet data to create time based social consciousness experiences investigating our life. He lives far from the worldliness of the art world while showing and screening his projects in venues worldwide including: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Tent, Rotterdam; MAXXI, Rome; P.S.1, New York; Borusan Center, Istanbul; ACAF Space, Alexandria; PERFORMA 09, NY; ICA, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; Science Museum, London.
He founded "People From Mars" to experiment new distribution models for video art and new media projects.
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Re: Re: Net Art Market

altarboy, the server-sculpture




patrick lichty wrote:

> I may or may not have replied, not because I consider it poison (which
> I
> don't), but mainly in that I don't feel it asks any questions that
> aren't out there from conceptualism.
> Selling ephemeral art is not new, but it remains problematic.
> Now, Toshio Iwai is selling New Media through game art like
> Electroplankton (GameBoy DS) which is pretty popular in Japan.
> Patrick Lichty
> Editor-In-Chief
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> "It is better to die on your feet
> than to live on your knees."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf
> Of Jason Van Anden
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 8:59 AM
> To:
> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: Net Art Market
> I posted a topic a while ago requesting "payment schemes for
> digital/online art, sucessful or not". I got one email back -
> privately.
> I have a few theories as to why this topic may be considered poison,
> but
> then again maybe it was bad timing or my choice of title. At any
> rate,
> I feel this is a vitally important issue so I am giving it another
> try:
> Does anyone out there know how to sell digital art? Examples would be
> appreciated. If you consider this a toxic topic - could you clue me
> in
> as to why you feel that way?
> Jason Van Anden
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Time In - Last Days - Time Out NY Hacked


TimeIn by Carlo Zanni and Yucef Merhi is on view at Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby.

Only three more days to see a crazy project done hacking in Time Out New York online queries Database.. (full story:

and yes, they gave us a review !


Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby
436 West 15th Street

February 25 - March 26, 2005
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat 12:00 - 6:00PM



New York, Federico Solmi presents

New York, NY, February 7, 2005

A sensational and satirical examination of heroism, celebrity-worship, and mortal demise, Federico Solmi presents "Rocco Never Dies," a four-minute large-scale drawing animation with related paintings and drawings at Gallery Boreas in Williamsburg. This is the artist's first solo show in New York.

View clip (4 mb .mp4 file)

The animation presents a fanciful story, depicting the sudden death of a super celebrity porn star at a moment of career climax. The artist is a fan of the real life Rocco Sifreddi, who has played good-secret-agent characters in feature-length pornographic films with saving-the-world plots. From that inspiration, Mr. Solmi has placed himself and his wife, Jennifer Bouck in starring animated roles.

Cranking out his latest hit while strapped to a fucking machine, the larger than life Rocco suffers a heart attack. The ambulance rushes him to the hospital through the streets of New York. Attempts at the hospital to revive him are in vain. Rocco's pop status accords him a state funeral, his flag-draped coffin horse-drawn to the cathedral steps, solemnly observed by tearful throngs.

The urban setting of the fictitious Rocco Never Dies, a crumbling world ever attempting regeneration, is consistent with earlier installation and canvas works of this Brooklyn-based, Italian-born artist. Solmi levels criticism at the unquestioning approval, veneration, and trust of the "fragile foundations" on which contemporary culture is based.

Concurrent with the exhibit at Gallery Boreas, several of the ten editions of "Rocco Never Dies" and other canvas works are being presented at Fabioparis Art Gallery in Brescia, Italy.
Gallery Boreas will also present the animation at the DIVA Art Fair in New York, March 11-13.

Collaborating with Mr. Solmi in the 3D digital design and audio production of the animation was Russell Lowe, Professor of Digital Design at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.


Time In

Time In"

"Time In" is the first collaboration between artist Carlo Zanni and artist Yucef Merhi.

"Time In" is currently on view (in a recorded version) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, in a show organized by Fernanda Arruda and Michael Clifton.

To create this project, Zanni and Merhi hacked into the "Time Out New York Magazine" Online Queries Database (the one that stores all the queries entered by visitors) and shaped an ideal dynamic city to visualize the information.

A live performance has been held during the opening.

Full story at:

Carlo Zanni -
Yucef Merhi -