Fondazione Antonio Ratti

John Knight

COMO 2022

Artists' Research Laboratory (XXVI CSAV)
1–23 July 2022

For several weeks in July, we will be given the time, space, and the luxury to engage in an open-ended exchange of ideas about structures of production. And, what nascent possibilities that might be available for consideration as replacements for some of the tired models of aesthetic production that rationalizes our present conundrum.
(John Knight)

Annie Ratti
Associate Directors
Lorenzo Benedetti
Gregorio Magnani
Valentina Avanzini

Invited artist

Since the late 1960's, the elusive Los Angeles-based artist John Knight has pioneered the practices of site-specificity and institutional critique, always interested in interrogating the underlying geopolitical and economic systems implicit in everyday conventions. Eschewing a signature style, Knight prefers to work in situ, engaging with and responding to the context of each unique site. Often utilizing the visual strategies of architecture, advertising, and corporate design, Knight's multilayered projects challenge the art establishment and its relationship to a larger global politic.

John Knight (b. 1945) lives in Los Angeles and works in situ. Recent exhibitions include Cabinet, London (2022), CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan (2019), Ordet, Milan (2019), établissement d'en face, Brussels (2018), Cultuurcentrum, Strombeek (2017) Sculpture Project Munster (2017), SMAK, Ghent (2017), Cabinet, London (2016), REDCAT, Los Angeles (2016), Art Institute of Chicago (2015), Greene Naftali, New York (2015), Portikus, Frankfurt (2013), Galerie Neu/MD72, Berlin (2013), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2012), Whitney Biennial (2012), MOCA, Los Angeles (2010); and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2009).

Participant Artists

Annie Albagli
Wim De Pauw
Timo Demollin
Raphäel Fleuriet
Simon Glaser
Mania Godarzani-Bakhtiari
Kamron Hazel
Nico Müller
Tim Neutel
Pedram Sazesh
Kristina Sedlerova-Villanen
Anamika Singh
Anna M. Szaflarski
Aaron Tan
Zhang Jiajia


John Knight

Considered Agreement

25 July–8 October 2022


John Knight

Considered Agreement

21 July 2022




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