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  • “The Shadow”

    Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro
    Sebastiano Satta 15, Nuoro
    January 26–May 6, 2007

    Palazzo delle Papesse Contemporary Art Center
    Via di Città 126 Siena
    October 14, 2006–January 7, 2007

    Curated by Lea Vergine

    Mounting an exhibition on the theme of the shadow taps into the history of representation at least as far back as Plato’s cave. Actual penumbrae, or even the discourse of original and copy, however, are less Lea Vergine’s concern here than this fleeting phenomenon’s often portentous associations with others and doubles. The Italian critic and curator marshals work—some made expressly for the show—in all media by some forty artists, including both young Italians (Sebastiano Mauri, Ottonella Mocellin and Nicola Pellegrini, Margherita Morgantin) and an older, international set (Christian Boltanski, Joan Jonas, Markus Raetz) in what is sure to be a stirring survey of the dark side. Travels to the Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Jan. 26- May 6, 2007.