• Roberto Cuoghi

    Castello di Rivoli

    Roberto Cuoghi’s recent exhibition, “Šuillakku,” consisted of a large sculpture, Pazuzu (all works 2008), at the bottom of the museum’s seventeenth-century staircase and a complex sound installation, Šuillakku, that occupied the entire third floor of the building. “Šuillakku” designates a choral prayer position practiced among the ancient Assyrians, whose civilization Cuoghi has studied in depth. The Assyrians built the first great empire in ancient times, one that lasted for centuries but was destroyed quickly by the Median and Babylonian armies early in the seventh century BC. The vestiges of

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