Passato e presente, 2013
Book, wrought iron nail
18,5 x 11,5 x 9 cm.
The book “Passato e presente” (1951) by Antonio Gramsci, writer and political theoretician, founding member of the Italian Communist Party and a prisoner of the Mussolini regime, is nailed to the wall. The work and the gesture it embodies act, among other things, as a temporal metaphor.
Courtesy the artist and Magazzino, Rome