Lives in Paris (France).
A Frenchman of Italian descent, Cecchetti is a modern artist that has mastered the art of nuance and fine emotions, mostly through performance art, but also occasionally turning to other media, such as painting, drawing, video, photography and objects. At the core of his creations are myths and stories that he has authored himself. In his works, the artist makes up modern-day fairy tales which he then corrects, tears down, and then retells from the beginning, again and again. Cecchetti makes us believe that his works are alive and changing; he does this in his paintings by, for instance, using dripping paint.
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A Society that Breathes O...
Alex Cecchetti, A Society that Breathes Once a Year, 2012. Book, ink, paper, 14.6 x 22.5 cm, 85 p, language: English, publisher. Book Works, ISBN: 978 1 906012 32 8.
Alex Cecchetti, Tamam Shud, 2018. Artist Novel, ink, paper, 18.7 x 11.7 cm, 268 p, language: English, publisher: Berlin: Sternberg Press, ISBN: 9783956793981.
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ART...
07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
[novels written by artists] The Book Lovers is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels. There are some examples of art
THE BOOK LOVERS - A Proje...
25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.
Curated by [David Maroto](http://ensembles.mhka.be/actors/david-maroto) and [Joanna Zielińska](http://ensembles.mhka.be/actors/joanna-zielins
Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore will be hosted by De Appel and run by Buchh
The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra