Illegal Aliens

Sculpture of a different kind: Aldo Lanzini’s hand sewn sculpture work has questioned the idea of otherness for over 30 years as a tribute to clandestinity.

Milan based artist Aldo Lanzini @a_l_i_e_n_s__ creates magnificent, one of a kind, hand-sewn felt sculptures of alien-like creatures and photographs them in and around public spaces across the world. Lanzini’s ‘IlleagalAliens’ project was first conceived in 1995 New York as a tribute to all forms of clandestinity, be it physical or mental, a tribute to the foreigners, the ‘aliens’ or whatever is perceived to be far away from ‘us’. 

As Lanzini reflects “how do we indeed define what’s foreign…. after all, we live in a magnificently vast universe?” Today, almost 30yrs later, his work still speaks to issues of otherness and is a powerful and playful reminder about the importance of diversity and inclusion.   

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Illeagal Aliens series, 1995-present Aldo Lanzini

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