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CORDOBA, ARGENTINA / University Conference

Cordoba, Universidad de Arquitectura, May 2011: The University Conference presents the work of Antonio Pio Saracino in occasion of his Museum exhibition in Cordoba at the Emilio Caraffa Museum, organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Cordoba. It is presented 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.