THE LUCKY AURELIUS
Glass reliquary, 1954 “Domus” monograph, Italian passport, 50 cents Italian Euro coins, 30x20x20 cm, 2014
Studio composition, pigment print, 58x50 cm.
The audience is asked to offer 50 cents of Italian Euro - which are engraved with the image of the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius standing at the center of Capitoline Square - to cover with time and money an Italian passport - the pages of which present a stylised version of the same subject - and a monograph dedicated
to Capitoline Hill, open on a double page showing two close ups of Marcus Aurelius, looking uncannily at each other and at the audience.
The plate says:
"50 cents for a wish,
Italian Euro only, capisc’?
Sure your wish will become real,
If you help Aurelius disappear".
Detail and installation view at the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice.