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Maurizio Vetrugno

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Maurizio Vetrugno’s work seeks to visualize a place by using objects that allude to and mirror the real environment of the exhibition. This recent installation was composed of four large curtains projecting from the wall from wood sticks covered with colored fabric. The flowing curtains evoked a domestic, intimate environment and an opening to the external world. Yet the way they were made allowed them to articulate an ambiguous message; each curtain, colored a different hue ranging from yellow to orange, contained words printed in an old-fashioned, elegant script and each was decorated with small archaic images that made it seem like an antique banner.

The texts consisted of short quotations (from William S. Burroughs, Herbert Allen Giles, Samuel Butler) and aphorisms by the same writers, accompanied by the visual commentary of two figures taken from Hieronymous Bosch, an ancient Chinese

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