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Marzia Migliora, L’ideazione di un sistema resistente è atto creativo (The Design of a Resistant System Is a Creative Act), 2016, charcoal briquettes. Installation view. Photo: PEPEfotografia.

Marzia Migliora

Lia Rumma | Milan

Marzia Migliora, L’ideazione di un sistema resistente è atto creativo (The Design of a Resistant System Is a Creative Act), 2016, charcoal briquettes. Installation view. Photo: PEPEfotografia.

In this highly political show, “Forza lavoro” (Work Force), Marzia Migliora examined the transitional moment of a dying architectural structure, the Palazzo del Lavoro in Turin, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi in 1959 for the Esposizione Internazionale del Lavoro (International Labor Exhibition) organized by Giò Ponti for Expo ’61. A majestic environment and a masterpiece of engineering, it is now in a state of total ruin following years of neglect that culminated in a devastating fire in August 2015. The building’s decay is rendered even more excruciating by its imminent conversion into a luxury shopping mall—disturbing evidence of the loss of the country’s cultural impetus and the failures of an inept political class, incapable of honoring and safeguarding even the most significant traces of its recent past.

Over the three floors of the gallery, the artist articulated various

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