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GATE 150, U.S., Argentina, Brazil
GATE 150 a project and study for a public art installation. It was originally designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
Reminiscent of a triumphal arch, GATE 150 calls attention to the masses of Italians who have emigrated to North and South America over time by incorporating centuries of population data. The graphically rendered data takes a three-dimensional shape, forming the uneven layers of the monument’s structure. GATE 150 is a portal symbolizing departure from the familiar and entrance into the unknown.
Two arches were presented at Industry Gallery in Washington, D.C., and a single gate, specifically representing Italian immigration to South America, was installed in both the Caraffa Museum in Cordoba, Argentina and in the MuBE Museum in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Industry Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2010
MEC Caraffa Museum, Cordoba Argentina, 2011
MuBE Museum, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011
Designed by: Antonio Pio Saracino