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Nadia Pugliese
1981, Torino
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The Kidron Valley is situated on the eastern side of the old city of Jerusalem, and is considered a holy place by the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. According to a passage from the Bible, this territory in fact corresponds to the Valley of Josaphat, the place where God will bring together all the people of the Earth for universal judgement, and which over the centuries has become a choice site for the burial of the dead. Today the area stands as an enormous funerary complex, in continuous expansion, divided into three sectors dedicated to the three different faiths. A direct reflection of the political and social confl icts that affect the area, even the land of Kidron Valley is much fought over, symbolising the strained relationships between different communities. In her work, simply entitled K., Nadia Pugliese shows all of the great precariousness of this area. Aerial views depict building sites and place the various areas in relationship with each other, while the leaden hue that runs throughout the images stresses the very state of such a tormented land, a city of the dead which suffers from the same affl iction as the city of the living.

International Departures 2011

Gate 11, Special, Air

18th June | 31st July 2011

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Nadia Pugliese
Kidron Valley, 2010-2011
c-print
110 x 130 cm
© the artist

Nadia Pugliese
Kidron Valley, 2010-2011
c-print
110 x 130 cm
© the artist

Nadia Pugliese
Kidron Valley, 2010-2011
c-print
70 x 80 cm
© the artist

Nadia Pugliese
Kidron Valley, 2010-2011
c-print
70 x 80 cm
© the artist

Nadia Pugliese
Kidron Valley, 2010-2011
c-print
70 x 80 cm
© the artist

Nadia Pugliese
Kidron Valley, 2010-2011
c-print
110 x 130 cm
© the artist

Nadia Pugliese
Kidron Valley, 2010-2011
c-print
110 x 130 cm
© the artist

Nadia Pugliese
Kidron Valley, 2010-2011
c-print
110 x 130 cm
© the artist