August 12th - October 1st, 2012 • Museo Diocesiano di Santa Maria dei Servi (PG)
ALEX ISRAEL AT MUSEO CIVICO DIOCESIANO DI SANTA MARIA DEI SERVI
Il Giardino dei Lauri and Citta’ della Pieve are proud to present Alex Israel’s first solo show in Italy, at the Museo Civico Diocesano di S. Maria dei Servi in Citta’ della Pieve (PG), Umbria from August 11th to October 1st, 2012.
In the last century, the Museo Civico Diocesano di S. Maria dei Servi has been transformed from church to town storage to museum. Alex Israel's installation draws inspiration from traditional characterizations that define all of these incarnations: spiritual, archival and museological.
Continuing with Property, an ongoing body-of-work, Israel has rented his newest prop sculptures from the legendary Italian film studio Cinecittà. He selected an array of replica Styrofoam and fiberglass antiquities and objects, iconic and anonymous, drawn from an amalgam of cultures, eras, and narratives, and composed them in dialogue with each other and with the unique venue.