Hans Ulrich Obrist, César Paternosto

César Paternosto, Interview

“The Minimalists despised painting, they thought it was illusionist. So, it was a dialectical thing. I absorbed, let’s say, the Minimalist compositional elements, but on the other hand I rejected that sense of the deprecation of painting as illusionist. I went back to painting, but with a more critical approach. What I did is I faced the oil easel painting, which is the foundation of fine arts in Western culture, and I decided to take a critical, revisionist approach, painting on the sides only. So, the front of the screen where all the painting was made: Kaput!” CP


In this interview directed by Hans Ulrich Obrist, César Paternosto revisits his career as a painter with passion and sincerity.

  • Commander
  • Published with the support
    of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)

    Foreword by Lucy R Lippard
  • Graphiste : Joanna Starck
  • 22 reproductions couleur
  • 112 pages
  • 12 x 19 cm
  • Couverture brochée
  • English edition
  • Paru en septembre 2020
  • ISBN: 978-2-490505-14-2
  • 15,00 €