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“Art comes in many forms”

This huge expanse of awe-inspiring landscape artwork was created by Alberto Burri between 1984 and 1989. Burri covered the ruins of the town of Gibellina, which was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1968, with a smooth and undulating cover of concrete where deep path-sized grooves preserve the original street plan of the town. The site has been recently reopened after renovation. There is nothing in the world like it.

The experience of walking through this construction evokes a mix feelings: reverence, playfulness, peacefulness, wonder, sadness, distress. Many bodies were never recovered, so the concrete with its streets is not only a work of art but also a tomb.

Alberto Burri quote from the noticeboard, "...transformed the ruins into a work of art. Cement blocks are crossed by regular fissures which basically reproduce the street layout of old.". It is quite fascinating and certainly thought provoking.