Luxembourg City

Luca Vitone

Casino Luxembourg

White cube, black flag, carte blanche. . . these catchphrases recur as visual metaphors throughout Luca Vitone’s oeuvre, which investigates the meaning—and loss—of “place” within a globalized world. This major survey brings together works from 1988 to 2006, beginning with Vitone’s Carte atopiche (Atopic Maps), 1988–2004, geographical or city maps (or gallery floor plans, as in the series Il luogo dell’arte [The Place of Art], 1991–94), from which he removed street names and other indications of place. The exhibition is set up like a journey through the interconnected phases of the artist’s career, beginning and ending with L’ultimo viaggio (The Last Journey), 2005, an installation based on the artist’s childhood memory of a trip with his parents from his native city, Genoa, to the Persian Gulf. The journey was made in a red Peugeot 204 Break, which, still steaming, only now seems

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