Welcome to the Jungle

2017

Welcome to the Jungle is a chapter-based project. It results from a personal reflection on the contemporary art system, on its dynamics and protagonists. The core of the project is occupied by the series of dioramas Welcome to the Jungle, which gives title to the whole project: in it, Urso enacts a playful dialogue with the 20th century masters from the art field. In each box, the masters/superheroes are placed into a hostile environment: the jungle is, indeed, the art system itself; on the horizon, among predators and other animals, there is a museum; it stands out in a forest, far away and difficult to reach. However, the example of these great artists shows that it is possible to get there. The series is a meditation on the contemporary art system by reading the experiences of past artists.