Domenico Antonio Mancini
La periferia vi guarda con odio
Red neon 250 cm, 8 mm neon tube
Courtesy of Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan – Naples
Photo credits Danilo Donzelli
THE BLANK CONTEMPORARY ART
99 WORDS WITH DOMENICO ANTONIO MANCINI
When, during the first days of high school, the teacher asked us what we liked about going to high school, which was a decidedly bourgeois institution in the historic center of Naples, completely misunderstanding the meaning of the question asked, I replied that I loved the journey. The journey that started from the eastern suburbs, the city that changed throughout the battered buses’ windows of the Napoli’s “far east”, that told me about the change in a visual and social landscape that fascinated me. Years later, on a wall in Milan, I found the same voice again, and I thought that collecting and reshaping those voices could bring them to the “centers” of the world.