Western Heroes

SUTRA 69-79 is a magazine conceived and designed by the artist, a nonlinear and fictitious history that spans the Italian 1970s and the extraordinary cultural and political innovation of that season, also expressed through the underground phenomena of comics, graphics and intervention magazines. The artist worked in collaboration with the Primo Moroni Archive (Milan), selecting and including within the paper a series of texts taken from magazines such as Rosso, Re Nudo, Potere Operaio, Sinistra Proletaria, Get Ready, Fuori!, Il Pane e le Rose, Puzz, Sottosopra, A/traverso, Senza Tregua, Controinformazione, I Volsci, Autonomia and Magazzino among others, to portray the heterogeneity of ideas and placements in the cultural, social and political scenario of Italy in those years. Alongside the texts are the drawings made by the artist, suspended between the dimension of the chronicle and the more hallucinatory and lysergic one that was typical of the comics school of the time, by which the artist was profoundly influenced. In the site-specific installation, the closing action of the Villa Arson (Nice) evokes a failure, primarily economic, a condition that has become familiar in the years since the financial crisis.