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de—cor – experience 8#

A practical face cover for any occasion by Lucio Serpani

Altrove flagship store + studio — Venezia
October 25th 2014

Deleting the face.
Excluding it from being object of contemplation and subject of communication. Erasing the somatic traits and replacing them with other signs, words.

October 25th 2014 Altrove hosted in its atelier the leather faces created by the artist Lucio Serpani for the project De-cor.
For Experience #8, a practical mask for every occasion, Serpani deletes the face: without identification marks, words take the feature’s place.
Exhibited leather masks are part of a group of objects of design to which Lucio Serpani has been committed for a long time.
They are the outcome of his varied education. After the degree in Architecture at IUAV in Venice, he also graduated in Theatre Sciences and then started to work in the mask atelier of the Venetian master Renzo Sindoca. Hence the inspiration for the project De-cor, a form of communication aligned with Altrove’s creativity and refinement where experimentation meets tailoring.

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