SAO PAULO, BRAZIL / MuBe MUSEUM / GATE 150
Sao Paulo, May-June 2011: The Brazilian Sculpture Museum (better known as MUBE) is an art museum that features sculptures, architecture, drawings and design works. The MUBE presents Antonio Pio Saracino latest work in a solo exhibition. He presents a selection of his work highlighting a site specific installation: Gate 150.
GATE 150’s project commemorates the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Reminiscent of a triumphal arch, GATE 150 calls attention to the masses of Italians who have emigrated to North and South America over time by incorporating centuries of population data.
The graphically rendered data takes a three-dimensional shape, forming the uneven layers of the monument’s structure. GATE 150 is a portal symbolizing departure from the familiar and entrance into the unknown.
The MuBE museum is located next to the Sao Paulo Museum of Image and Sound on Avenida Europa in the upscale Jardins district of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.