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ceramic basket filled with cups and trash with snails sitting atop a pedestal

Cestino della discordia, 2012

Giampaolo Bertozzi, born in Borgo Tossignano in 1957, and Stefano Dal Monte Casoni, born in Lugo di Romagna in 1961, met while studying at the Gaetano Ballardini Ceramic Art Institute of Faenza, Italy. In 1980, they founded a ceramics production company called “Bertozzi & Casoni s.n.c.,” thereby inserting themselves into the tradition of workshops. Their work was featured in the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2011. Solo museum exhibitions include a survey at Castello Sforzesco and Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza (2008-09), a solo show at Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Italy (2011-12);  and “Bertozzi & Casoni: Timeless” at the Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, The Netherlands (2013). Recent solo museum exhibitions include MAMbo, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (2015-16); Palazzo Poggi, Bologna (2017); Museo MARCA, Catanzaro (2019); and Museo Morandi, Bologna (2019-20). In 2017, Museo Bertozzi & Casoni, a permanent exhibition space devoted to their work, opened at the Cavallerizza Ducale in Sassuolo, Italy. Bertozzi & Casoni currently live and work in Imola near Bologna, Italy. 

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a large ceramic sculpture composed of first aid boxes of varying sizes filled with ceramic objects including a Buddha, honeycomb and pill bottles

Bertozzi & Casoni
Composizione n. 13, 2008
glazed ceramic
68 1/2 x 127 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches (174 x 323 x 25 cm)
SW 08422

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ceramic sculpture composed of first aid boxes of varying sizes filled with ceramic objects including a rubber glove, a bust of a man and other objects

Bertozzi & Casoni
Composizione no. 15 (cassettiera pronto soccorso), 2009
glazed ceramic
36 3/8 x 17 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches (92,5 x 44 x 18 cm)
SW 09255
Private Collection

ceramic brillo box on its site and open to reveal fruit, balled up newspapers and a dildo

Bertozzi & Casoni
Brillo Box, 2007
glazed ceramic
14 1/8 x 16 7/8 x 23 5/8 inches (36 x 43 x 60 cm)
SW 07456

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ceramic relief sculpture of honeycomb forming a skull with snails on the surface

Bertozzi & Casoni
Adesso (pannello rettangolare con alveare), 2009
glazed ceramic
43 1/2 x 31 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches (110,5 x 79 x 10 cm)
SW 09270
Private collection

network of colorful ceramic pipes

Bertozzi & Casoni
Composizione e Scomposizione, 2007
glazed ceramic
79 7/8 x 31 1/2 x 18 7/8 inches (203 x 80 x 48 cm)
SW 08424

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Bertozzi & Casoni
Composizione e Scomposizione, 2007
glazed ceramic
79 7/8 x 31 1/2 x 18 7/8 inches (203 x 80 x 48 cm)
SW 08427

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ceramic basket filled with cups and trash with snails

Bertozzi & Casoni
Cestino della discordia, 2012
glazed ceramic
15 x 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (38 x 30 x 26 cm)
SW 12061
Private Collection

white ceramic tray with two handles holding a large number of broken eggshells

Bertozzi & Casoni
Vassoio, 2005
glazed ceramic
6 x 21 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches (15,2 x 54 x 34 cm)
SW 05148
Private Collection

ceramic tray holding a bowl with broken eggs and eggshells

Bertozzi & Casoni
Vassoio bianco con uova, 2005
glazed ceramic
5 1/4 x 18 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches (13 x 46 x 35 cm)
SW 05510
Private Collection

stainless steel and ceramic table holding an octopus, spilled espresso cups, a gun, batteries and a gas mask

Bertozzi & Casoni
Minimi Avanzi, 2004
ceramic and stainless steel
27 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (70 x 62 x 62 cm)
SW 05040
Private Collection

a large ceramic sculpture composed of first aid boxes of varying sizes filled with ceramic objects including a Buddha, honeycomb and pill bottles

Bertozzi & Casoni
Composizione n. 13, 2008
glazed ceramic
68 1/2 x 127 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches (174 x 323 x 25 cm)
SW 08422

ceramic sculpture composed of first aid boxes of varying sizes filled with ceramic objects including a rubber glove, a bust of a man and other objects

Bertozzi & Casoni
Composizione no. 15 (cassettiera pronto soccorso), 2009
glazed ceramic
36 3/8 x 17 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches (92,5 x 44 x 18 cm)
SW 09255
Private Collection

ceramic brillo box on its site and open to reveal fruit, balled up newspapers and a dildo

Bertozzi & Casoni
Brillo Box, 2007
glazed ceramic
14 1/8 x 16 7/8 x 23 5/8 inches (36 x 43 x 60 cm)
SW 07456

ceramic relief sculpture of honeycomb forming a skull with snails on the surface

Bertozzi & Casoni
Adesso (pannello rettangolare con alveare), 2009
glazed ceramic
43 1/2 x 31 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches (110,5 x 79 x 10 cm)
SW 09270
Private collection

network of colorful ceramic pipes

Bertozzi & Casoni
Composizione e Scomposizione, 2007
glazed ceramic
79 7/8 x 31 1/2 x 18 7/8 inches (203 x 80 x 48 cm)
SW 08424

Bertozzi & Casoni
Composizione e Scomposizione, 2007
glazed ceramic
79 7/8 x 31 1/2 x 18 7/8 inches (203 x 80 x 48 cm)
SW 08427

ceramic basket filled with cups and trash with snails

Bertozzi & Casoni
Cestino della discordia, 2012
glazed ceramic
15 x 11 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (38 x 30 x 26 cm)
SW 12061
Private Collection

white ceramic tray with two handles holding a large number of broken eggshells

Bertozzi & Casoni
Vassoio, 2005
glazed ceramic
6 x 21 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches (15,2 x 54 x 34 cm)
SW 05148
Private Collection

ceramic tray holding a bowl with broken eggs and eggshells

Bertozzi & Casoni
Vassoio bianco con uova, 2005
glazed ceramic
5 1/4 x 18 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches (13 x 46 x 35 cm)
SW 05510
Private Collection

stainless steel and ceramic table holding an octopus, spilled espresso cups, a gun, batteries and a gas mask

Bertozzi & Casoni
Minimi Avanzi, 2004
ceramic and stainless steel
27 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (70 x 62 x 62 cm)
SW 05040
Private Collection