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The Moulding Tradition and Colony Exhibit Focuses on Italy's Reckless Past

 - Nov 20, 2011
References: formafantasma & fastcodesign
The Moulding Tradition and Colony art exhibit is strangely enlightening. This exhibition centers around a series of blankets that depict Italy's colonial past.

Created by Formafantasma, an Eindhoven-based studio founded by Italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, the Moulding Tradition and Colony exhibit is being held at the Gallery Libby Sellers in London. According to the designers, these blankets reveal, "the impact of Italian imperialism on the urban infrastructure of... former colonies."

Like oversized postcards, each blanket in the Moulding Tradition and Colony exhibit uses futurist architectural landmarks to symbolize the major colonies: Libya, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The result is a presentation of stunning pieces of art, all with a direct message and meaning about Italy's past.