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Paperback, 528 pages, 16 x 23,5 cm
Italian, English, Paperback, 528 pages, 16 x 23,5 cm, 2019.
The catalogue of the Italian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale investigates and develops the theme chosen by the curator Milovan Farronato for the exhibition: the labyrinth. “Venice is a labyrinth which over the centuries has fascinated and inspired the imagination of many creative minds, including Borges and Calvino, the two greatest contemporary labyrinthologists, according to the mathematician Pierre Rosenstiehl” (MF). The book features the essay by Italo Calvino La sfida al Labirinto (‘The Challenge to the Labyrinth’, 1962), translated for the first time into English, a narrative essay by Emanuele Trevi and a photographic essay by Giovanna Silva which broadens the vision of the maze in metaphorical terms, examining labyrinthine places such as Burri’s Cretto and the archives of Pompeii. A series of brief essays complete with notes enhance the analysis of the labyrinth, revealing the keywords that guided the curator and the artists Enrico David, Chiara Fumai and Liliana Moro in the development of the exhibition project.
Design: Julia / Valerio Di Lucente, Erwan Lhuissier