Introduction: Martin Parr
Edition: 3000 (3rd edition)
Pages: 90 pages
Size: 16 x 24 cm
Price: €35,00 (excl. shipping)
Hidden Islam is a cadastral catalogue of makeshift Islamic places of worship located across the Italian regions of the Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino and South Tyrol.
Inside a sequence of gate folds lies a life lived behind closed doors: men kneeling into prayer; men washing their feet; men conversing; women and children praying in separate rooms within a warehouse; an esplanade of Oriental rugs on the floor of a parking; the leftovers of a Middle Eastern meal on the tiled floor of a praying room next to an Italian flag.
Hidden Islam maps the geography of a religion forced to exist secretly because, despite its 1.5 million adepts living on Italian soil, Islam has not yet officially been recognised by the State.
One wonders whether for anything worthy to survive in today’s world it is necessary for it to hide behind a coat of dullness. How much duller does the world need to become for us to see how much worth hides behind its façades?
via Cadornastr. 5/A
39100 Bolzano/Bozen (I)