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HIDDEN ISLAM

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. The volume maps the concealed topography of a religion that has not yet officially been recognised by the State despite its 1.5 million adepts living on Italian soil. 

Dreary black-and-white images appear on a sequence of gate folds liking a commercial estate agent’s brochure. Past the façades, a life lived behind closed doors is shot in full colour: men kneeling into prayer; women and children washing their feet; an esplanade of rugs on the floor of a parking; the leftovers of a meal on the tiled floor of a warehouse.

 

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