|DAY 8||UNEXPECTED ART FORMS|
ALBERTO BURRI’S CRACKED ART
Throughout the course of human history, the merciless forces of war, disease, and natural disaster have wiped many communities from the map.
Such is true of the Sicilian town of Gibellina, which was abandoned in the 1960s after a massive earthquake. The inhabitants of the hamlet fled for a different community, leaving behind a ghost town. In an existential work of apocalyptic proportions, Alberto Burri covered the entire hamlet with cracked white concrete.1
Other works, while much smaller in scale than the vast expanse of Gibellina, nevertheless ...