IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I AM AMERICA, a group show at at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura – New York. featuring the work of eight Italian artists active in the USA.

Maria Rapicavoli for this show has worked on Disrupted Accounts since 2013, when she first recovered fragments of a German plane from WWI on mount Etna, Sicily. The discovery initiated a project that draws from a historical reflection upon the military, political and economical agreements between Italy and the USA after 1943. The alabaster sculpture on view, whose transparent quality recalls the immateriality of the sky, represents aerial trajectories as a result of the artist’s research on sky zones dedicated to military purposes, specifically those used to fly American drones from Sicily to the Middle East and North Africa. Giulia Trabaldo Togna.

Low Flying Chart #7, 2016, carved alabaster stone

Low Flying Chart #7, 2016,
carved alabaster stone

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Tracce #2, 2013, aircraft fragments

Tracce #2, 2013, aircraft fragments

Low Flying Chart #1, 2016, carved alabaster stone