The Fat Cat Was Here is the title of a new series of works of art by Lanfranco Aceti. A part of this collection, created expressly for Art Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, was inspired by contemporary economic and social struggles. Exhibited as part of the platforms projects in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and commissioned and curated by Artemis Potamianou this new series of mixed media works focuses on the impossibility of repairing damages and destruction. The exhibition premiered at Art Athina will consist of the following two works: 1) an installation titled The Lady with a Revolutionary Parrot, 2) a performance titled Feeding Frenzy.
The artworks analyze the permanency and the unintended consequences of contemporary financial and political actions of destruction and violence.
The works of art exhibited are inspired from a parrot – green-winged macaw (Ara chloropterus) – held in a cage for the parrot trade in the bazaar in Istanbul.