Gaetano Pesce at the Venice Biennale

Thursday, 9 June 2011

L'Italia in croce by Gaetano Pesce; photo by Marilia Pederbelli

The Italian pavilion at the Venice Biennale welcomes visitors with this sculpture by Gaetano Pesce, shown in collaboration with Italian design brand Cassina. Entitled L’Italia in croce, or The Crucified Italy, the 7.5 metre high sculpture depicts a blood-red Italy nailed to a black cross; Pesce hopes it will prove "able to shake up feelings”.

The Venice Biennale runs until 27 November 2011.