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Gibellina Nuova

Gibellina Nuova
The Essential
A new town built 18km from Gibellina to accommodate the inhabitants of the village that was wiped off the face of the earth in one night, its construction was the focus of an ambitious urban-planning project that aimed to turn Gibellina Nuova into a sort of permanent museum; several contemporary artists were called upon, including Arnoldo Pomodoro, Pietro Consagra (The Star of Gibellina), Pietro Cascella and Emilio Isgrò. Some of the works are ageing badly, the paintwork is flaking off, the colours are fading and the streets are empty.