– Freedom of pencil

Freedom of pencil


In January 2015, Malagigi made a large pencil over 4 meters long in cardboard and acrylics called “freedom of pencil” Fiesole. Built a few hours after the killing by ISIS commandos of cartoonists from the French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris, it was made from scraps of two-layer cardboard, hot glue, acrylic, and paper. It was then carried on shoulder from Fiesole to the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, and then from the headquarters of the Region of Tuscany to Centro Pecci in Prato. A few months later it was installed in Piazza della Loggia in Brescia to mark the latest massacre. The sculpture represented a message of solidarity with the murdered cartoonists, but also the desire to remember the universal values of freedom. With the collaboration of the City of Brescia, Casa della Memoria di Brescia, Manlio Milani, Fabio Cavallucci, and Michele Barcaro.