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Perino & Vele
[In English & Italian]

Edited By Angelo Galiotto
November 2008
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
127 Pages, Illustrated, 7 x 9 3/4"
$56.50 Hardcover

"Irony is one of the most frequently-used words when speaking of the sculpture of the Neapolitan duo Emiliano Perino and Luca Vele...the papier-mache sculpturees often represent objects of daily-life; objects which, however, do not undergo a process of decay and which often provoke reflections about ecology.

"From sculptures to installations that also involve sound effects, Perino & Vele have tirelessly followed a path that sees them taking on the burden of denouncing atrocities against the environment, animals, and men. Papier-mache in the form of a duvet is combined with metal that is rusty yet reinforced by zinc: Perino & Vele always provide a playful antidote, an ironic remedy against the terrors they discuss. There is no need to fear that these young artists, who have become more critical over the years and who increasingly feel a responsibility toward the world that surrounds them, will become sarcastic. Their shots in the future might just be booms from a closing portcullis, but they will always be directed blasts, artists' shots that always hit their targets."

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