Merano 2000 / Palermo 2001
26.Oct.01 - 30.Nov.01
Via dei prefetti, 17
Curated by Maria Rosa Sossai
Domenico Mangano is a young artist from Palermo who has already attained several important acknowledgements during his career. After winning last year's 3rd edition of the prize "Il Genio di Palermo", he presented his debut work in a solo show at the gallery Luciano Inga - Pin in Milan: La storia di Mimmo, consisting of a video and various photographs, and Le voyage extraordinaire de J composed of a photographic loop. He later he took part in a series of shows including La folie at the Villa Medici in Rome and in an international project, organized by Zerynthia, of permanent works purposely conceived for the hospital of S. Andrea in Rome.
In his solo show, Archivio Merano 2000 - Palermo 2001, Domenico Mangano presents two new works that on the one hand show his attention - already evident in previous works - to situations concerning his own personal history, and on the other hand his sharp sensibility for the existential problem of alienation that reflects the actual situation of Western society. The video and four photographs of Merano 2000 are about the single individuals and small foreign communities that live outside the estabilished standards. In Palermo 2001, composed by a video and twenty-two photos, his gaze is turned towards a home interior in order to record the atmosphere and everyday rituals of those who inhabit it.