Gian Marco Casini Gallery, Livorno

Margherita Moscardini

In February 2011 in the Syrian city of Dar’a, five children wrote some words on a wall.
They could not know that their graffiti would have turn forever the future of their country, their people and Europe.

 

When, after four years, the new people of diaspora marched towards Europe, for the first time since the Schengen agreements, Europe was divided between countries ready to receive the newcomers and countries that began to defend their borders by building new walls. Then, with the Brexit referendum, the United Kingdom separated from the European Union, whose nation-states missed the opportunity to question the very principle of the inscription of nativity as well as the trinity of state-nation-territory that is founded on that principle.

 

For Art-O-Rama, Gian Marco Casini intends to present three works by Margherita Moscardini. A reproduction of the inscription on the wall of Dar’a made in fired sand; a video where people first wear the individual signs of the inscription as jewelry, and then these are placed on the map of Europe; and two photos taken by the artist in Madaba, Jordan in 2018.

 

This project by Moscardini can be well described with the words of Giorgio Agamben: “we could conceive of Europe not as an impossible “Europe of the nations,” whose catastrophe one can already foresee in the short run, but rather as an aterritorial or extraterritorial space in which all the (citizen and noncitizen) residents of the European states would be in a position of exodus or refuge.”

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Margherita Moscardini

Metropolitan Voids Agency #Madaba (2018/2023)
Two prints on paper
40 x 60 cm each
Edition of 3 + 1AP
Courtesy the artist and Gian Marco Casini Gallery, Livorno
Photo © Alessio Belloni

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02

The Decline of Nation State and the end of the rights of man (2018/2020)
Red neon
120 x 50 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
Courtesy the artist and Gian Marco Casini Gallery, Livorno
Photo © Ela Bialkowska OKNO studio

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03

Like the High Seas which without principle and without command are a common resource without sovereignty (2022, 2000)
Posters, offset print on paper
100 x 70 cm each
Edition unique
Courtesy the artist and Gian Marco Casini Gallery, Livorno
Photo © Ela Bialkowska OKNO studio

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04

Inhabiting Without Belonging (2020)
Bronze and MDF
40 x 60 x 7 cm
Courtesy the artist and Gian Marco Casini Gallery, Livorno

05

Bethel Chapel’s Annex, (2023)
500 m2 fabric, print on linen
75 x 75 x 90 cm
Circa, print on paper
29,7 x 21 cm
Edition unique
Courtesy the artist and Gian Marco Casini Gallery, Livorno
Photo © Ela Bialkowska OKNO studio

Price on request