the Human Condition

Gaia - the Human Condition, Camonica Valley, Italy, 2016 - photo credits D Bassanesi
Artist: Gaia
Creation Year: 2016
Location: Camonica Valley, IT

The Need to Migrate

Gaia made the mural ‘the Human Condition’ in the village of Monno, along the road to the famous Mortirolo Pass. Installed along a path that leads to a strategic point between valleys that was crossed by pilgrims, armies, true and legendary kings and refugees, made by a fourth generation Italian for a community that experienced firsthand the emigration experience, the work stands as a celebration of the human condition of the migrant viewed from different historical contexts, as an emphatic reminder of the need to migrate. Each element of the painting refers simultaneously to migration experience, to the symbols and legends of Camunian tradition and to the history of Monno. The mural was executed during the second edition of Wall in Art, along with 2501 and Ozmo, who directed the entire project.

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Gaia - the Human Condition, Camonica Valley, Italy, 2016 - image courtesy of the artist

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Gaia working on the Human Condition, Camonica Valley, Italy, 2016 - photo credits T. Salvini