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campana di vetro, libro, bossoli
26 x 14 x 14 cm
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It is an operation of immaterial requalification, with which we intend to pull down those that represent the architectural barriers of thought, and more directly of actions. The first project of "357 MAGNUM", duels (probably at unequal arms) against the use of the dicevol costume, as a representative of the unique thought of the form of respect towards the "I" on the next: The "Galateo overo de' costumi". It is probably the best known treatise in the world, perhaps the least read. Pronouncing its name evokes a series of actions involving experiences linked to a set of superficial and materialistic assumptions, which do not investigate the human being in depth, nor any other action related to it, except that it analyzes all the issues of respect for the neighbor so that he is at ease and not irritated by any awkward or disreputable action of others. But behind the aura of respect hides the classist and marginalizing thought of the author, a controversial, contradictory character, who, it must be remembered, was a churchman known for his worldly life; he introduced the court of the inquisition in Veneto; in 1548 he compiled the index of forbidden books; he took a compromising attitude, in 1544, for the protection given to the fugitive Lorenzo De' Medici for having murdered his cousin. Messer Della Casa's treatise is a list of a long series of conventions that exclude the naturalness of individuals, hinder their freedom and take away their genuineness. All this represents motivation, which is translated into a symbolic gesture: taking a Ruger GP100 caliber 357 magnum six-shot revolver, aiming and shooting straight at "Galateo."