by Alain Chivilò
After the Belìce earthquake, 1968, it was decided to build Gibellina Nuova eleven km from the destroyed Gibellina, Gibellina Vecchia. To give a sort of new soul and life to the town, so that it did not take on an anonymous urban layout, the mayor Ludovico Corrao and the Administration decided to set up a sequence of works of art along the development of the town, inviting various national and international. An artistic construction site started in 1970 and still active in accordance with the dynamics of Gibellina Nuova. Among the artists Alessandro Mendini, Pietro Consagra, Mimmo Rotella, Mauro Staccioli, Salvatore Messina, Richard Long, Mimmo Paladino, Nanda Vigo, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Ettore Colla and many others.
©AC, NDSL, AM, Alain Chivilo