Reaching for Perfection
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In today’s society of self-optimization, it seems that the reach for perfection is the biggest ambition of human kind. To strive and a struggle for success presents us with new challenges and competitions against ourselves and the world. Who will win after all those efforts? Who will reach for the gold? Is it worth it? This artwork confronts you with some of the most pressing questions of today’s society.
Domenico Barra (b. 1982) is an Italian artist working with new digital media living and working in Napoli, Italy. His works have been published on various sites and magazines including The Creators Project, Motherboard, Hyperallergic, Monopol, Observer, Artribune, Exibart and Digicult. He took part in numerous curatorial projects and the works exhibited at the DAM Gallery in Berlin, at the Media Center in New York, at the Digital Art Center in Taipei, online at World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO], at the Central Academy of Fine Arts [CAFA] in Beijing, at the MediaLAB of the University of Brasilia, at the Wrong Biennale. In 2016 was a visiting artist at the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). He is listed in the second volume of "Quaderni della Farnesina", an insitutional publication by the Italian Minister of Foreing Affairs. Barra is the creator of the online art network White Page Gallery/s. He teaches glitch art at the Rome University of Fine Arts [RUFA].