Federico Solmi Federico Solmi: Joie De Vivre

The Brooklyn Rail Nov 01, 2022

In a series of framed screens, Douche Bag City (2010), where greedy villains are imprisoned for their atrocities, justice is ultimately apportioned. Elsewhere, videos of founding fathers on horseback framed by American flags face a wiggly but proud Native American opposition in a giant tableaux. As Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey are captured in one of his newer works, dancing an imaginary waltz to the distorted roar of an imaginary animated orchestra churning nearby, popes and pharaohs glory in malformed and monstrous poses.

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