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The Magic World is the ti­tle of the project by the cu­ra­tor Cecilia Ale­mani for the Ital­ian Pav­il­ion pre­sent­ing works by Gior­gio An­dreotta Calò, Roberto Cuoghi, and Adelita Husni-bey.

The Magic World takes in­spi­ra­tion from the book of the same ti­tle by the Neapoli­tan an­thro­pol­o­gist Ernesto de Martino (1908-65), pub­lished just after the Sec­ond World War and ded­i­cated to the study of magic as an in­stru­ment through which var­i­ous cul­tures and pop­u­la­tions re­act to sit­u­a­tions of cri­sis and to the in­ca­pac­ity of un­der­stand­ing and giv­ing form to the world. The three artists in­vited share the same fas­ci­na­tion for magic, and the have all, in their own way, had sim­i­lar for­ma­tive ex­pe­ri­ences. They were all born in Italy be­tween the 70s and 80s and emerged on the na­tional and in­ter­na­tional artis­tic scenes at the be­gin­ning of the new mil­len­nium. They are part of the first Ital­ian gen­er­a­tions who grew up in a cos­mopoli­tan and in­ter­na­tional re­al­ity: their works and lan­guages are part of a global di­a­logue, even if in­ti­mately con­nected to the cul­ture of their home coun­try.­mon­do­

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