Isola Utopia: Fragments and Moments for New Utopias

Isola Art Center with CreativeOlive, San Mauro Cilento, 5 August – 7 September

By Mike Watson

Nikola Uzunovski, Isola Solar Cloud, 2014. Courtesy the artist

As the annual Italian summer holiday has been cut, for many, from the entire month of August to just a few days due to dwindling savings and high unemployment, one might be forgiven for asking: what happened to la bella vita? Or indeed to the utopic vision of a country founded upon the right to work? Utopia – and particularly its elusiveness – was the theme of an exhibition held recently in the town of San Mauro Cilento, in Salerno.…

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