There is an artist who, around October, stops to reflect on what has happened of late and summarizes it in a nativity scene and she has done this almost every year for three decades. Her name is Wanda Berasi, but in the 1950s the fact that a woman was creative did not convince everyone. She decided to give herself a name that didn't reveal her gender and so she became Muky. When attention was focused on the actual works more than on the person who made them, international success arrived. She remained there, reflecting on the horrors of the world and condensing them in an artistic vision. Without political proposals or mobilizations. She is an artist: she reveals, reports, creates. She does it at the end of each year because then Christmas comes, a metaphor for hope even for non-believers. This is how Cambogia. Colori e Trincea (Cambodia. Colours and the Trench) was born in 1989, Kuwait. Il mio sangue sanguina sul sangue  (Kuwait. My blood bleeds on blood) in 1990 and in 1991 Sud Marocco. Aiutami-strillo fra i crisantemi  (South Morocco. Help me-I scream among the chrysanthemums) gradually spanning the decades to the ever topical Crosta Terrestre. Inquinamento / respiro meccanico di Gesù (The Earth's Crust. Pollution/mechanical breath of Jesus) in 2000 or Usa-Afghanistan. L’attacco su New York e Washington (USA-Afghanistan. The attack on New York and Washington) in 2001. All on display at the Bell until January 6, 2022.


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