#insideoutproject in Palermo - Piazza Magione (Magione Square) Italy
64 Portraits - May 2014
Their Statement: The installation consists of 72 large, black and white posters, laid out in six rows and representing students from the Amari-Roncalli-Ferrara school (many also living in the area). The title of the installation First they were there. Now we are can be explained thus: first, there were Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. They grew up in this neighborhood, they changed and improved the city and they lost their lives to the fight against the Mafia. They have become examples of legality to the world and to today’s children. Now there are the children of the school and the city who may -symbolically- becoming the future heroes of tomorrow. As exemplary citizens, they are ready to fight against the Mafia and the lawlessness of their district, their city and the world if they can be helped by their school, their families, their authorities and their institutions.