The Hero’s Journey of Giacomo Guidi

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  I love to use my vision for building up a project

What is my idea of perfect happiness?  A perfect project

What is my greatest fear?  That people will not understand my vision

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  My radicality

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Massimiliano Gioni, Yves Saint Laurent, Mario Schifano

On what occasion would i lie?  I do not tell lies but I make people imagine something that does not exist yet

What is my greatest extravagance? Myself 

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?  The envy of the people 

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? It was when I was in Biennale of Venice with 2 of my artists in Italian pavilion in 2013 and when I was  smoking cigarettes with Jannis Kounellis in my studio  

If I could, what would I change about myself?  I’m too optimistic and I always believe in people 

What is my greatest achievement in work? For me, my best work was the solo show of HIDETOSHI NAGASAWA at Macro Museum in Rome in 2014

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me? The true economy of art is not in the sale of works but in the circulation of ideas themselves 

Where would I most like to live? I was born in Rome. I live in Rome and I’ll die in Rome

What is my most treasured possession? MY PAST

What is my most marked characteristic? Obstinacy

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  I DO NOT TAKE INSPIRATION FROM RIGID STRUCTURES BUT FLUID ERRORS 

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? A pizza takeout in the middle of Campo dei Fiori square under the monument of Giordano Bruno

What books influenced my life and how? In Nome della Rosa of Umberto Eco

Who are my favorite writers? Joyce

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Rolling Stone: Soul survivor

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?  ETTORE of ILIADE

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? If in the morning you wake up at 7am the you’re a HERO

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? BASQUIAT of Julian Schnabel

What role plays art in my life and work? I’m the job I do

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?  GIORGIA

Whom would I like to work with in 2018?  ASOT HAAS/ SIMEK /SEIKON/TARO HANABUSA 

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? I wait for a surprise

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?  the show about September with Paolo Cencarelli and Antonio Barbieri

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? Here at Contemporary Cluster in Rome; it’s my project space

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Be consistent and sacrifice for an idea 

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? PAULO VON VACANO Drago editor

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