Altri Sensi by Laura Pugno
Published by Nero (2013)
ltri Sensi is the catalogue published on occasion of Laura Pugno’s solo exhibition at the MAN Museum, curated by Lorenzo Giusti, held from the 13th September to the 3rd November 2013. Laura Pugno’s research focuses on the landscape not only as a natural element or a fixed frame of reality, but as a kind of social construction, an ideological and cultural superstructure. The book presents a series of selected iconographic works of the last five years, which are part of the new series of artworks made in Sardinia and dedicated to the Supramonte inland and some critical essays written by Lorenzo Giusti, Cecilia Canziani and Gian Antonio Gilli. The main feature of these works is the use of the abrasion technique on the photographic print. In this way the attempt to show the combination of different elements becomes evident – both physical and cultural ones – which together compose the whole landscape, through the procedure of partial invalidation of themselves. This represents the artist’s will to distance herself from a traditional point of view, as we can see in her most recent works, together with the evocation of a possible tactile perception of the landscape.