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The show

Man and his world, places populated by men and stories of men and places. Combinations of different realities, of opposing places: natural and artificial, full of meanings, forms, architecture, spaces, situations, hopes, desires, expectations, men, places, stories that intertwine between of them giving life to similar yet different realities.

Stories of beautiful cities, of complicated and elusive places in their artificiality, in which man finds it difficult to recognize himself but from which he is inevitably attracted and captured, places populated by architectural mutations resulting from repetitive processes, periodic phenomena, "frequencies".

Places object of "mingling" that tell stories of cities "without filters and without corrections", of architecture, of men who interact with the environment in which they live, generating stratifications and urban overlaps with which they end up identifying themselves.

Stories of peoples, of different cultures, of lifestyles, of journeys, of distant places, of men "children of the road" who come from other worlds; stories of outdated boundaries and integrated diversity that become unity; stories of street parties, multitudes and solitudes, expectations, escapes and returns.

Stories of earth, water, sea, rain, bricks and cement, imposing architecture, surreal dimensions and visionary atmospheres; stories of contrasting contrasts and antithesis harmonics: nature / artifice, inside / outside, old / new, day / night, white / black. Stories of men and places and men whose stories give life to places.

Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Via Maqueda, 81
90134 Palermo


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