Giuseppe Di Liberto
Giuseppe Di Liberto (1996) was born and raised in Palermo
The cemeteries, places designated to the
infinite memory. The images and the elements, like straps, keep tight physically the human being to
the memory, linking it sensorially to the
lacuna, the unknown, the hereafter.
My research explores one of the most unknown and mysterious themes to the human being, death.
My intent is to investigate,the rites and the dynamics which revolve around death, concentrating on the social, cultural and political aspects which we can discern in the contemporary, particularly in western tradition.
My reflections are inspired by varied texts.
Among these, “The Pornography of Death” (1955) by Geoffrey Gorer, “Essais sur l’histoire de la mort en occident: du Moyen Age a nos jours” (1975) from the historian Philippe Aries, and the celebrated
philosophical essay, “Surveiller et punir:
Naissance de la prison” (1975) of Micheal Foucault. My art practice is not limited by a single medium but evolves according to the different expressive necessities of the work, running primarily towards sculpture.
The installation space is conceived as an
integral part of my work. It becomes the
means to establish a relationship between
single elements. At the center of my research lies
diverse sensorial stimuli which create
an important role to be played by the viewer.
70 x 60 x 11 cm
Omaggio Floreale (2020)
natural element and paraffin
27x 13 x 8 cm
In cooperation with Galleria Poggiali