Io non posso entrare (autoritratto), 2018

Engraved brass plate. 20x13x0,2 cm

On a brass plate – a material with a precious appearance, linked to money and power, such as those that indicate the presence of a lawyers’ office or an institutional place – the prohibition of entry for two categories of people is declared: Jews and homosexuals. The small sparkling and mirroring object carries a hateful message that can be as striking as a flag. Io non posso entrare (I cannot enter) is a self-portrait in form of discrimination, designed to be placed on the threshold of a store, a house, an exhibition, or any place that has an entrance.