Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018
MILAN

Art installation marks the coming apocalypse in Milan

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Milan, December 18 - An art installation inspired
by the Biblical Apocalypse of St. John will be unveiled mere
days before the end of the world as forecast by the Mayan
calendar.
The installation by artist Jannis Kounellis, involving a
large steel cross imposed on a wooden cross, will be shown at
Milan's Galleria San Fedele two days before the Mayans
prediction for the world's end.
The work was commissioned by gallery director Andrea
Dell'Asta based on the Gospel predictions of the end of the
world.
The historic gallery is associated with a cultural centre
operated by the Jesuits in Milan, who chose Kounellis, popular
in Italy as a member of the Arte Povera movement.
The artist, who usually works with "poor" materials such as
metal, wood, and fabric, said he hoped his message would be one
of hope, inspired by Christian faith.

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