The four works I present at this award are part of a single project. Specifically, I wondered about the concept... Read More
The four works I present at this award are part of a single project. Specifically, I wondered about the concept of forms of state and government. This interest derives from my life and studies, since I have been involved in international relations and international law for many years. I wondered which is the state of the art of democracy is in the world today. How healthy is democracy in Europe, Africa, Asia and America? What can we do to ensure that the seed of democracy always remains alive and evolves all the time?
I chose blue as the representative color of democracy because blue is the color of the spiritual but also of the intellect, and democracy is the highest form of collective thought. But blue is also the colour of important institutions such as the UN and the EU.
I chose synthetic clay as it is a light and impalpable material, just like democracy. But when it dries up it become solid, as can be some principles of the rule of law.
"Hong Kong uprising 2019" is
the first work of the series. It represents the clash between authoritarianism
(red) and democracy (blue). The red balls, lined up, represent the chinese army
deployed at the border, as it has been in reality for months. They are very
organized. The blue balls, on the other hand, represent the young Honkongini
demonstrators. Initially they are lined up too, all in a row, to represent the
concept of order typical of Asian democracies. However, their fight requires
the loss of order, and so their line breaks and some balls come out, invading
the square. Some try to get close to the red balls but I absolutely can't get
past them. Others move away from the group and try to find other ways .