Author(s): Tony Oursler + Gustavo Rol
Paranormal: Tony Oursler vs Gustavo Rol is the catalog of the exhibition hosted from November 3, 2017 at Pinacoteca Agnelli, which continues its research path on the theme of collecting. This time the topic is the paranormal: a collection of works by American artist Tony Oursler and his personal objects collection about the occult world, dialogue with works by psychic painter Gustavo Rol. The selection has been made by Oursler himself together with the curator Paolo Colombo and the director of the Pinacoteca Marcella Pralormo. Oursler is one of the first artists to use the video as an expressive medium; used alone or superimposed on sculptures, designs, installations and projections, it creates performances that interact with spectators. An American artist's path that finds many links with Rol's figure, a cultured and charismatic painter, who has been regarded by many as a sensitivist, but who used to call himself "a researcher and experimentator".