Rita Vitorelli

Maurizio Cattelan talks to Rita Vitorelli about "The Artist is Present", an exhibition he curated in collaboration with Gucci's Alessandro Michele at Yuz Museum, Shanghai

 Portrait Nicolas Party Photo: Christophe Coënon

Portrait Nicolas Party
Photo: Christophe Coënon

“If you sit on an elephant, your behaviour changes.” Technology may continue to advance, but that doesn’t mean art is getting any better, says Nicolas Party. With a calm and irony-free attitude, he has been developing one of the most idiosyncratic practices among young painters today. A conversation with Rita Vitorelli about naivety, the slowness of matter, and what’s special about the human hand.