ITALIA IN FUMO.
In Defence of the Italian Constitution, Participatory Installation, Milano, Italy.
Italia in Fumo (in Italian "Italy up in Smoke") is a project made in collaboration with the graphic designer Peppe Clemente for the promotion (and cultural defence) of the Italian Constitution. Its fundamental articles and the rights and duties of the citizens are framed within the graphic device of the EU non-smoking policy. The project involved designing a DIY graphic device to transform all possible citizens as the media to promote one of the most beautiful Constitutions ever written.
The Constitution of the Italian Republic (Italian: Costituzione della Repubblica Italiana) was enacted by the Constituent Assembly on 22 December 1947, with 453 votes in favour and 62 against. The text, which has since been amended sixteen times, was promulgated in an extraordinary edition of Gazzetta Ufficiale on 27 December 1947. The Constituent Assembly was elected by universal suffrage on 2 June 1946, on the same day as the referendum on the abolition of the monarchy was held. The election was held in all Italian provinces. The Constitution was drafted in 1946 and came into force on 1 January 1948.
The project was produced by Art for the World and presented at Assab One, Milano, to celebrate the Italian Republic on 1 June 2004.
Project made in collaboration with Peppe Clemente.
Presented as performance at Assab One, Milano, 2005.
Curation by Adelina von Furstenberg / Art for the World.