GEO-GRAPHIES: Identity Rituals and fragile Ecosystems
Curated by Dores Sacquegna
From 7 to 21 March 2020
Opening day Saturday 7 March at 17,30 h
Palmieri’s Foundation in Lecce, Italy
Opening March 7th at 17,30h, is the contemporary art exhibition of Art Woman 2020 entitled “ GEO-GRAPHIES: Identity Rituals and Fragile Ecosystems” curated by Dores Sacquegna and promoted by Primo Piano LivinGallery. The show is under cultural patronage of Lecce’s Municipality and held at the Renaissance church of San Sebastien, place of Palmieri Foundation in the old city. This exhibition it is a dialogue between cultures, which, specifically on World Women’s Day, reflect on the contemporary world, on environmental issues, on women’s rights and on the dynamics of non-acceptance towards human and cultural diversity. Geo (earth) and Grafia (writing), is the writing of the earth, and through art – a powerful tool at the service of society, the environment and life – the artists on display, express their point of view on the world and on the relationship with others. San Sebastiano, a welcoming place from the past, confronts these new geographies, evoking its history between echoes and references, between discoveries and listening. An illustrated catalog is available.
Representing the event, two great artists of XXI Century: Louise Bourgeois and LeoNilde Carabba. Their autobiographical stories and their works are symbols in which the observer benefits in a reciprocal catharsis. Louise Bourgeois left us in 2010, while LeoNilde Carabba – who lived the period of the “Women’s Movement” in Italy – will be in attendance at the National Preview in Lecce with her works.
The opening ceremony begins with an artist’s welcome and a prese
ntation by Curator Dores Sacquegna, followed by a Conversation with LeoNilde Carabba, a live performance by Columbian artist Sandra Miranda Pattin with “Travesia” action that tells the journey and the pain of migrant women who, to reach a peaceful place, find death at sea.
The multimedia works of twenty-seven contemporary artists on display, they have a great wealth of artistic experiences and public collections. The event unfolds in two paths of which:
Identity Rituals: Sama Alshaibi (Iraq), Laetitia Ambroselli (France), Bikkel Artist (The Netherlands), LeoNilde Carabba (Italy), Pey-Chwen Lin (Taiwan), İremÇoban (Turkey), Aristi Hadjisavva (Cyprus), Beatrice Hansson (Sweden), Kohlene Hendrickson (Switzerland), Maria LuisaImperiali (Italy), Agnieszka Laskus (Poland), Kacie Lees (Usa), ChristinePalamidessi (Usa), ZhiweiPan (China), Sandra MirandaPattin (Columbia), TanjaRavlic (Croatia), Margot Reding-Schroeder (Gr.Ducky of Luxembourg), Sihui Shao(China), Sal S
idner (Usa), Sall LamToro (Portugal).
Fragile Ecosystems: Brigitt Müller Hunziker (Switzerland), CatherineBercusson (Uk), Daria Makarenko (Russia), Valérie Novello (France), TomomiSato (Japan), Christel Sobke (Germany).
LeoNilde Carabba, one of the most active living artists of XXI century, coming from Milan. The first solo exhibitions date back to 1961, supported by great artists such as L. Fontana, H. Chin, R. Crippa, E. Baj, Turcato, Tancredi, J. Fautrier, P. Manzoni, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, C. Accardi, her contemporaries . In the 1970s in Milan, during “Feminism” time, she actively participated in exhibition and, also, conferences with the “Women’s Movement”. In 1975 she was co-founder of the “Women’s Bookshop”. An illustrated catalog is available.
On National Preview in Italy, two films about the life and works of Louise Bourgeois, – thanks to Bourgeois Studio in New York. The first video entitled “Partial Recall” (1982 ), regards the first main retrospective at MoMA in New York which consecrates the artist on an international level, but is also the first solo exhibition that the museum has ever dedicated to a woman. The second is a 97minutes film, entitled “The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine” (2008), by directors Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach shot over the course of 15 years. The film is an intense portrait of the French-American artist,
shot following the artist, with unrivaled access, from 1993 to 2007. A sincere, intimate and dramatically cinematic human journey into life, memories, emotions and genius of Louise Bourgeois, a true Icon of Modern and Contemporary Art. Poster Photo: Peter Bellamy
- “Partial Recall” – Produced by and ©The Easton Foundation, NY, 1983
- “The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine”-Produced by and © Art Kaleidoscope Foundation, NY, 2008
Bourgeois’ s films will be screened in the days following the opening day.
Video Art Screenings
- Sama Alshaibi: Baraka, Wasl, Al Tariqah (2013 – 2014)
- İrem Çoban: Tell me my future (2019)
- Kacie Lees: Aure de Lieu Page 147 (2020)
- Tanja Ravlic: Upwards (2015)
- Sihui Shao: Red Ocean (2017)
- Sall Lam Toro: Medusa is Gaia (2019)
The exhibition promises to be interesting and full of stimuli for visitors. Welcome drink
Venue: Palmieri’s Foundation, Vico De Sotterranei, Lecce
Monday-Friday : 10:30 – 12:30 am | 17:00 – 20:30 pm
Saturday- Sunday: 17:00 – 20:30 pm
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Photo Credit Cover: Sama Alshaibi & Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE