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RITRATTI DI ALBINI
15 april – 16 may

Pieter Hugo's Portraits of Albinos are really splintered mirrors. A closer look reveals that those pale transparent eyes, that hair whose colour is a non-colour, that fragile delicate skin all tell us profound truths about ourselves, uncovering our fears and prejudices. "An albino is a person, not a condition", says Mangoliso Ngcobo, 27 year-old member of the South African Albinos Association. Yet these people often become a paradigm of diversity and of our capacity to deal with it and share it. Albinism is a genetic condition affecting men and women of different races and consists in the complete absence or insufficient levels of melanin, the protein that gives our skin its colour. The main effects are extremely vulnerable skin, which is exposed to the risk of cancer, and sight-related problems. Ignorance and prejudice often force albinos to live like “untouchables”, rejects from the human race, at the same time revealing our latent xenophobia. Pieter Hugo has chosen to look them straight in the eyes: who can say what angels are really like? Curator: Domitilla Sartogo Production: Fabrica – the Benetton Group Communications Research Centre

Pieter Hugo

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna - Libreria Sacs
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