Yuri Catania is pleased to presents his IV American Flag titled Videogame from May 10 to July 16, 2021 at Artrust in Switzerland.

Catania has been working for 5 years like a street photographer in Grand Theft Auto 5, one the most famous and iconic videogame for the Sony PlayStation. 

On show is the single large installation in the blue color. Do you remember American Flag Anthology One in white, American Flag Black Neon in black and American Flag Mc Porn in Red? Now it’s the time for the Electric Blue One. 

American Flag IV: VIDEOGAME consisting of 90 images: a large photo album, straddling the line between virtual and real. It’s in fact an interactive installation, which offers the viewer the possibility of repositioning the images as he/she pleases. It is like a game, allowing the viewer to become part of the creative process of the artwork itself, regenerating it each time into something new and unrepeatable.

Yuri Catania says:

“As an avid videogame player, especially Grand Theft Auto 5, over time I became disinterested in the game’s violent and criminal purpose and started to wander the virtual environments of the city of Los Angeles on foot or on a ‘borrowed’ bicycle. – says the artist, Yuri Catania – So, for more than four years I started a project as a “street photographer” inside the videogame, to tell the story of a virtual world so well made that it was able to bring back the same feelings and emotions of the places I am familiar with and that I usually photograph in Los Angeles and the Moave desert. It’s something that, as a photographer and a technology lover, fascinates and attracts me, but on the other hand it also raises questions and concerns about the implications that this now perfect overlap between the real and the virtual can have on our lives”


10 may– 16 july

From Monday to Friday
From 10 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 18
Saturday from 14 to 18

At Artrust, via Pedemonte di Sopra 1, 6818 Melano


For more info:

+41 (0) 91 649 33 36