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Plexus International 1986

In October of 1986, Sandro Dernini received a scholarship from the Art and Art Education Department of New York University to conduct a Ph.D. study on his field of interest about eating art. On October 25, at Fusion Art space, in Stanton Street, managed by Shalom Newman, he presented the Plexus  Serpent Open Call, as closing act of his performance Eating Art: A Refracted Self-Portrait.  It was conceived as an inquiry for his  final paper on Art as Food for the NYU course Phenomenology and the Arts.

In early April of 1986, Sandro Dernini arrived in Sardinia in the little island of Carloforte, where there is the only Catholic church dedicated to the Madonna of the Slave (La Madonna dello Schiavo). On board the Elisabeth, the coral fishing boat of his brother Carlo, he placed the Don Cherry’s Buddha statuette, together with 1984 William Parker’s Open Call In Order to Survive and the Nuraghic warrior statuette from the Plexus Art Opera Eve. From there, he started to look for supports for the landing in Sardinia in the summer 1987 of the Plexus art...

On 27 February 1986, the new Plexus Art Opera, named Eve: Escape for Donna Purgatorio from 1986 Anno Domini by the Multinational Chain Gang of Dowtown New York, was staged at C.U.A.N.D.O.  Rife with symbolism, the story line of this art opera was about the journey of an art slave ship, on its travel through art history, escaping from the contemporary New York ArtWorld. Its aim was to draw more public attention on the real estate gentrification of the Lower East Side, leaving artists and the community without working and living places...

Rife with symbolism, the story line of Plexus art opera Eve, the Escape of Donna Purgatorius from Anno Domini by the Multinational Chain Gang of DownTown New York (full title) was about the journey of an art slave ship, on its travel through art history, escaping from the contemporary New York ArtWorld. Its aim was to draw more public attention on the real estate gentrification of the Lower East Side, leaving artists and the community without working and living places. It was addressed to support the L.A.N.D. homesteaders community effort...

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