One can almost sense the story of Romeo & Juliet being performed around “Two Tables” by Nucleo, whose work is not the centrepiece of a Shakespearian duel but marks the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
These two unique pieces are featured at the exhibition ‘Il futuro nelle mani. Artieri domani’ at Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino and represent two distinctive and important features of the creation of the Italian identity. They are inspired by the myths of two organizations that together shaped the history of the unification of Italy.
Carboniferous is designed and created by Piergiorgio Robino and Stefania Fersini. The Carboniferous table is influenced by the illegal congregation of the Carbonari and tells the Italian story of secrecy and conspiracy.
1000 Camicie Rosse (1000 red shirts), a project by Piergiorgio Robino and Alice C. Occleppo, is inspired by the army of Garibaldi, and interprets the passion and heart, heroism and unselfishness of its members. The power of secret lodges against a brave heart fight, black as opposed to red: two sides of the same, contradictory story.
Photography by Enrico Frignani