One man’s war against the Mafia through art.
For 35 years Antonio Presti has waged war against the Mafia through the medium of art. Devotion to beauty is the story of that war. It is a rich and intense narrative centred around the development of Sicily’s most controversial, enigmatic and powerful contemporary Art project. The unique vision of one man, built by 35 years of determination, enriched with poetry and beauty, yet born in conflict with an officialdom that both feared and failed to comprehend it. As vision and plot become intertwined, the narrative as presented will be loose and filled with abstruse, almost esoteric imagery, such that the viewer will experience it as one might experience the art itself: though life.