TOP MANTAEmanuele Lo Cascio  

17.09- 17.10.2009


The TOP MANTA project of Italian artist Emanuele Lo Cascio is an exhibition born from the verification of a fact: the African immigrants, who sell clandestinely their goods on the streets of Barcelona, are forced to live in a constant state of emergency and in a need of flight. Always running to avoid being arrested by the police, these illegal sellers have invented a method to easily close the blanket where they display their products with a quick move, turning it into a bag, easy to carry and hide during the escape. This race with the “top manta” became a perfect symbol of the instability of the contemporary human condition.