Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro
Spanish artist Jorge Peris is a tenacious vagabond whose intense and personal approach stands out within a contemporary culture marked by rapid and prepackaged tourist consumerism. His projects are created during long sojourns, where he becomes involved with his host environment, functioning as an invigorating force. The people of the island town of Nuoro apparently felt as intrigued with Peris’s Egitto in Luigi (Egypt in Luigi), 2007, the project recently on display here, as he was with them. The work was named for Luigi, a museum employee who played a sort of shamanistic role for the artist and exemplified the archaic sensibility characteristic of Sardinian culture. Nuoro is a place deeply rooted in tradition, hospitable but wary of interaction with the outside world; yet its inhabitants found themselves participating, directly or not, in the creation of something whose outcome they
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