Il sogno degli italiani. This is the title of the art work exhibited at Palazzo Ferrajoli, near Palazzo Chigi in Rome. Silvio Berlusconi is displayed wearing a blue blazer, but with Mickey Mouse slippers, never too serious, also in formal meetings. Always comfortable, even in the coffin. He is amused with a smile on his face.
The two artists, Antonio Garullo and Mario Ottocento, the first italian gay couple married in Amsterdam, said: “his body is closed in a glass coffin that in catholic tradition is reserved for the conservation of saints bodies, but also, following a laic tradition, for the conservation of the bodies of eroes and powerfull people (think about Mazzini, Mao or Lenin). The work wants to underline the personality- worship of which he probably will be the subject in the next years.
An interesting art work made to invite you to think or just another spectacular provocation? The answer is yours.
by Laura Casarsa