Mauro Perucchetti’s sculptures are just so neat. Not only does Perucchetti’s young anatomically ambiguous child sculpture give the finger, but if you strung it up, it also could double as a human(-ish) disco ball. These mannequins used by Perucchetti are fascinating subjects for art because they not only illustrate the body/commodity dynamic of the mannequin and what’s on it but also projecting other major social comments through the art. The skulls with sequined army head gear aren’t just supposed to be flashy but significant of the larger issue of glamorizing war. With syringes doubling as an afro on one sculpture, what is Perucchetti getting at with this?
By: Sarah MacDonald