The fabulously dark fairytale world of artist Guglielmo Castelli, whose new show “Improving Songs for Anxious Children”, will open at the Palazzetto Tito, Venice, just before the Biennale of 2024.
I visits the artist at his studio home in Turin to find out more about his rich, nostalgic universe. He recalls reading Little Red Riding Hood as a child and finding the end, when the grandmother is saved and the wolf killed, boring. “I changed it and made Little Red Riding Hood fall in love with the wolf and then travel the world together. It’s through facing and embracing fear that you can manage. I don’t believe in Once Upon a Time.”