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...noi esteriorizziamo la facilità, cerchiamo l'essenziale e siamo felici se possiamo nasconderlo; non vogliamo stare a contare le finestre degli splendidi eletti...
Tzara Tristan, Manifesti e Lampisterie,
1916-2016 Centenario del Dadaismo
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The new cover of my old essay Aftermath, written in 1995 is the reproduction of a painting which had quite a success in Milano and Madrid where I had the opportunity to show a series of it, in early nineties. The painting on Aftermath cover belongs to a series entitled "1972" and it has been painted in Milano, in 1991 and 1992. This group of paintings have been conceived after getting into some photos of the demolition of a Pruitt - Igoe building in St Louis Missouri. The Pruitt - Igoe entire complex of 33 buildings was tore down on April 1992. It had been designed by the same architect of the original World Trade Center, Minoru Yamasaki, and completed in 1956. It was intended for young middle-class white and black tenants, segregated into different buildings. I read that the Missouri public housing remained racially segregated until that year, 1956. One year after I was born. Then, not so far.
The complex has been demolished when it became internationally known for poverty crime and segregation. I have been painting for about two years just by watching at the demolition pix that I saw in a magazine in Milano ( there was not internet at that time). Insofar, being an art historian, I knew that those images had become an icon among postmodern architects and new art scholars scene. These images were emblematic to tell the end of the Modern age.
Aftermath, my book written in 1995, is also about ruins related to the last decades of visual arts. It is in Italian and English.

Vittoria Chierici
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