Rome

Fabio Mauri

Studio Bocchi

Over the past fifty years, Fabio Mauri has confronted racism from a truly original perspective in a complex series of paintings, sculptures, performances, environments, installations, and theoretical writings. Through an analysis of fascism and the racial laws that led, in the late 1930s, to the deportation of thousands of Jews from Italian cities to Nazi concentration camps, racism is experienced, witnessed, and interpreted by the artist on various levels.

On one level, this work is autobiographical: it reflects an adolescence and consciousness marked by events both tragic and absurd. From this perspective, Mauri continues to ask questions about and suggest possible answers to what occurred and continues to occur in many forms. On the other hand, Mauri presents a semantic and conceptual investigation into the ethics and esthetics of difference, into the attribution and distribution of “

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