Press Release  May 3, 2019

Bohemian artist Carlito Dalceggio brings his nomadic art-life practice to New York City

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Performance, Carlito Dalceggio, Art with me, Tulum, 2018

This May, Carlito Dalceggio will present a month-long multimedia experience, Mythologia Libre. Taking place on Canal Street, the public installation will introduce to Manhattan a portal leading to a realm free of contemporary reference – a space where painting, sculpture, poetry, music, film installation and performance exist solely to usher visitors through to the unknown beauty and mystery of the universe – where art exists as a primal scream.

A manifesto-exhibition-vision, Mythologia Libre will expand the boundaries of art as a multimedia life experience. Pushing through our real-time perceptions, visitors will enter the exhibition by crossing a physical threshold through which they will journey into futuristic sacred time, where the ancient, primordial sense of wonder and instinct meets as-of-yet undiscovered technology – and ultimate freedom exists through simultaneous chaos and balance. This avant-guard spiritual world serves through beauty as a manifesto for the liberation of the human spirit.

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Mytholia Libre small series, acrylic, collage on canvas 24 inches X 36 inches, 2018

Mythologia Libre will be free and open to the public. Amongst spontaneous moments of performance and art, Dalceggio will found a School of the Flower where small groups of young art students are invited to learn, communicate and experiment through the shared experience of the artist’s practice. Dalceggio will guide visitors through vision manifestation, the fundamentals of mythological existence, and the rejection of commercial art boundaries.. The true mission of the installation is to bring primordial resonance to contemporary culture, a phenomenon that, though verbalized differently according to demographic, is a unique but universal experience.  

Carlito Dalceggio’s philosophy and work weaves mythology, upheaval, and the flux of art and life with focused intention as he strives with every action through his practice to merge these concepts. Creating a “mythology of now”, Dalceggio orchestrates public murals, sculptures, painted temples and other totems steeped in ritual informed by birth and death celebrations such as Dia de los Muertos in Mexico and the whirling dervishes of Turkey, as well as the unconventional innovators and radicals of beat poetry and jazz musicians. His ultimate quest through these social experiences is to create a borderless reality where art becomes a shamanic means of expressing freedom through universal, spiritual communion.

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Mythologia Libre 1, Acrylic, pastel, collage on canvas 7 ft X 9ft

Carlito Dalceggio is a multimedia artist currently based in New York City widely known for his public installations and happenings. Born in a remote fishing village near Quebec in 1971, the artist – a self-described nomadic visionary – has created numerous community-centric works in Mexico City, Paris, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro and beyond. His work has been featured in BOMB Magazine, Whitewall Magazine, TimeOut, High Fructose, The Brooklyn Rail among others.

Currently in residence at Mana Contemporary, Dalceggio is continuously exploring painting as a ritual of liberation.

Carlito Dalceggio: Mythologia Libre
May 3rd - May 24, 2019
332 Canal Street,
New York, NY, 10013

May 3rd, 6PM - 8PM  
VIP and Collector Preview

May 8th - 7PM
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May 21st - 6PM
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