Un reggimento che va sottoterra


Un reggimento che va sottoterra (A regiment which goes underground), a work by Italian artist Paolo Ventura (2014), is probably one of the most interesting and well done works presented in the “La guerra che verrà / Non è la prima” exhibition held at the MART Museum in Rovereto.

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It’s quite simple: paper soldiers (created from modern pictures of Austro-Hungarian and Italian soldiers) are presented together. They’re heading towards the same direction and little by little, are disappearing into the earth

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Such a scene reminds the journey of soldiers from communication trenches to the front lines and simbolically show their disappearance.