Abati’s photograph captures a moment of post-modern urban transformation in an image that is as hallucinatory as it is lucid, dreamlike yet authentic; in the view of Prato where old buildings have fallen into disuse or suffered demolition, a past to be remembered intertwines for an instant with a future to be imagined, the local socio-economic context and the global cultural dimension.
Digital c-print on paper, mounted on forex, no. 2/3
Collection of the Centro Pecci
Gift from the artist