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  • Perino & Vele

    Alfonso Artiaco

    Unlike their typical repertoire of embroidered objects made from simple materials such as papier-mâché or rusted iron, Perino & Vele’s latest work, Closed for this week, 2001, was an installation that transformed the surrounding space. Two rolling galvanized-iron window gates were installed on opposing walls. The first, lowered to the floor, completely blocked access to the interior; the other, only partially closed, allowed a glimpse inside. It was as if the space of the gallery had been negated; viewers were kept outside, pressed by a desire to understand what lay concealed within the two “

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