Pompeii, in itself, is a kind of oxymoron: it is a constantly evolving ruin, it has an objective existence but provides a subjective experience, it is past and present, fossilized and moving. It is all that has been discovered and all it still holds. It is a city and it is a name. And it is now the name of the new series by Italian artist, Vittoria Gerardi. Like the ancient city immersed in oblivion by natural disaster, later revealed through the use of plaster, Vittoria Gerardi uses two different materials to visually translate the richness of Pompeii. Its memory...
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