Sicilian artist Adalberto Abbate lives and works in Palermo, Italy. His work ranges from sculpture to photography, as well as street and installation art, but in all its forms is political. His most recent solo exhibit, Selfportrait: Build/Destroy/Rebuild includes this series of ripped photographic portraits. According to Abbate, these represent our confused society in a continuous state of reprogramming and with that our identity as well. The ego is no longer I, but becomes You, He, She and Them. The lines between good and evil, responsibility and guilt, combat and resolution are all blurred causing irreparable damage. His exhibit at GAM, symbolizes the passage of energy, an idea of change, a charge from rage and consciousness that was concretely manifested in the Arab Spring.
Photos courtesy of the artist.