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Was the Berlin Wall really torn down? Of course, the material wall no longer exists, but there is another more terrible one, the invisible wall within us and the one erected between different cultures. The hypocritical wall that sometimes would like to protect our conscience.

  • Salvatore Garau
  • Salvatore Garau
  • Salvatore Garau
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    2 minutes 58 seconds
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    July 1, 2023
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    3,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Salvatore Garau

Born in Santa Giusta (Oristano) in 1953, Salvatore Garau graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence in 1974. From 1976 to 1983 he joined the avant-garde rock group Stormy Six. His first solo show was held in 1984 at Studio Cannaviello in Milan, followed by solo shows in Lugano, Lausanne, Barcelona, San Francisco, Washington, Strasbourg, London. Garau has appeared twice at the Venice Biennale of Art, in 2003 and 2011. In recent years he has exhibited in the museums of Saint-Etienne, Cordoba, Brasilia, San Paolo and Montevideo. In 2017 he wrote and directed "La Tela" a documentary film shot in a maximum security prison in Sardinia with the photography of Fabio Olmi, and in 2019 shot docu-thriller "Future Italian Frescoes,” taking inspiration from his most recent work.
In 2021, the sale at auction of his intangible works of art "IO SONO” (I Am) and "DAVANTI A TE" (In front of you) sparked international debate.

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Director Statement

“Muro” (Wall) is a work that moved me. I shouldn't say it, I risk becoming rhetorical, but it's the truth. It's the winds of war that fearfully hiss over Europe, (and the world) it's the hunger for death not for life that flies over our skies. The fall of the Berlin Wall taught us nothing. As an artist I have to be honest and I want to be linked, now more than ever, to the historical moment we are living.