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Signed, dated, titled verso
80 x 120 cm
Edition of 3 plus 2 artist’s proofs
In 1515 Thomas More narrated through the words of a philosopher-traveler named Raffaele the docking on an island during one ofhis trips with Amerigo Vespucci.
Utopia (from ou-topia, a place that is nowhere and from eu-topia, a happy place) represents an imaginary state where there is aperfect combination of desirable elements taken from reality, whose citizens share a concept of the ideal for every aspect of the social life. Among the various topics debated, there is one of particular interest, concerning the abolition of private property and the return to bartering to overcome the currency and corruption that exists within the company.
Five centuries have passed since the publication of one of the most significant and important works of the Renaissance. A work that is more relevant than ever, because man’s aspiration to realize his dreams and ideals is eternal. But the abyss that separates what is from what should be fills us with fear, and today more than ever it seems a giant leap to overcome it/have to make.
Money has been a great invention of mankind. It has created a “measure of value” for various goods to enable/facilitate their exchange.In a society based on capitalism, in which nothing is ever enough, the pursuit of our personal gratification through the purchase of material goods can sometimes get out of hand.
Suck for money is a perfect example. Values and morals are distorted by luxury and desires, and when something is financially out ofreach, we trade with another commodity; our bodies.