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Simone Donati: Welcome to Berlusconistan
From the artist: “On the 27th of March, 1994, Silvio Berlusconi burst on the Italian political scene. Since the congress of March 2009 I started to investigate this world. I’m interested in understanding the relationship that is created between the people and their leader, and how, during these public meetings, they interact with each other. A relationship that goes over the politics and his rules, a politician who becomes myth and catalyzes the attention of millions of persons, in Italy and abroad.”
From Darius Himes: “A witty project pairing well-made photographs of supporters of the Italian Prime Minister (now former) at political rallies and parties, with some of the more ludicrous quotes made by Berlusconi in the media. Not pushing the point too far, the book contains roughly 40 images (out of, I’m sure, hundreds more) and a good 20 quotes. It hits hard quickly, and then leaves you flipping through the book repeatedly. Perfectly poised.”