The E-M ARTS houses the Paolo Berardinelli’s individual exhibition “Cattive Azioni” (Bad deeds); it will takes place from the 26th March up to the 3rd May 2002. Some new photos will be exhibited, in which the chief character, the artist himself, suggests ironically a wide range of instructions useful to carry out innocuous tricks.
Guido Costa, in the edition published for this event, describes the Paolo Berardinelli’s artistic journey as follows: “ It is difficult to consider Paolo Berardinelli as the maker of bad deeds, he is so honest and kind that he could be better their subject, their helpless victim. In spite of this, it is a long time that he has been cataloguing bad deeds as a true scholar of the resentment , or an expert on “tricks phenomenology”. Well, his bad deeds cannot be considered “bad”, interpreted in its full meaning, but rather sharp, vaguely spiteful and tiresome. They don’t hurt really, neither they humiliate nor offend deeply: they annoy, arouse shame, bother like a tiresome buzz. They hit with the most mean weapons you can imagine, with the corporeity waste such as the stinck, the sticky and the roughness. His bad deeds are the mischievous tricks of an insistent young man or those of a filthy old man. In other words, they are jokes that make you really angry because they are stupid, stupid and troublesome.”