curated by Rose & Dores Sacquegna
From 10 to 27 NOVEMBER 2018
Opening day Saturday 10 November at 18h
Ex Conservatory of St. Anna, Via Libertini, Lecce
It was inaugurated November 10th at 18,00h, the CORRISPONDANCES contemporary art exhibition in Lecce, Italy. The exhibition, promoted by Primo Piano LivinGallery – and curated by Rose and Dores Sacquegna – is under auspicies by the Municipality of Lecce, by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of Rome and, also, it is included in the Calendar of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
The title “Correspondance” refers to the first section of the book The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire, the most extensive poem, entitled “Spleen and the Ideal”. According to what the poet say “ Reality is the place where one comes into contact with the spiritual world, with that deeper truth of things that goes beyond their outward appearance (the temple) ..”As a place of correspondence between the material world and the spiritual world, this project is set up on Conservatory of Santa Anna (XVII century), one of the most interesting architectural heritage of the city of Lecce. Next to it stands the Church of Sant’Anna, built about a century later. The space hosting the exhibition thus establishes the symbolic meeting of distant worlds.
The show offering a focus on contemporary visual poetry, through the use of new digital techniques and technologies, typical of the contemporary world. On exposure works by national and international artists. Through writing, the symbol and the archetype, each artist shows off their particular artistic , symbolic, olfactory, sound, visual and innovative language.
Opening ceremony opens with the presentation of the exhibition and with the visual performance titled “ANATOMY OF A CALLIGRAPHER II ACT” written and directed by poet and performer Massimiliano Manieri, from Lecce. The performance features five women from Lecce, including Maria Gabriella Marra (calligrapher and stage ceramics), Valentina Maritati, Daniela Ladisa, Barbara Caliandro and Anna Lucia Indennitate (models). The performative action pay a tribute to the film “Pillow Book” by Peter Greenway, in turn it inspired by the text “The notes of the pillow” by the Japanese poet Sei Shonagon lived in the year 1000 D.C.
Artist Book: Liliana Ebalginelli (Italy), Rainer Otto Hummel (Switzerland), Maria Luisa Imperiali (Italy), Bela Limenes (Mexico), Fides Linien (Germany), Katarina Norling (Sweden), Nel Ten Wolde (Australia), Anna Lambardi (Italy).
Verb-Visual Installation: Rainer Otto Hummel (Switzerland), Maria Gabriella Marra (Italy), George Syrakis (Greece), Dores Sacquegna (Italy), Andy Artyhuin (Russia), Alina Lutaeva (Russia).
Mail Art: Joanna Gibbs (UK), Orna Hodara Hatzor (Israel), Margarita Henriksoon (Sweden), Rainer Otto Hummel (Switzerland), Natalia Proskuriakova (Russia), Evgeniia Utochkina (Russia).
Video Poems: John Cage (Usa), Marceli Antunez Roca (Spain), Willem Martinot (The Netherland), Anna Lambardi (Italy), Maria Rosaria Cristaldi (Italy), Cor Fafiani (The Netherlands), Andria Santarelli (France), Peter Liashkov (Usa).
Awards & Recognitions by the Primo Piano LivinGallery’s team
Primo Piano LivinGallery would like to thank all the artists present for the quality of the works exhibited in all the sections. As for guideline application, each section corresponds services. The prizes are as follows: Verbo-visual installations (Critical review by curators page A4); Artist’s book (Critical review by curators half page A4 ); Mail Art (Interview + work posted on the Discover Art Journal, the curator’s blog ); Video Poems (Adversting and Publication on the PPLG websites and / or social networks); Awards Certificate (for Performance, Visual Poetry, Research);
Verb-Visual Installations – Maria Gabriella Marra
Artist’s Books – Nel Ten Wolde
Mail Art – Rainer Otto Hummel
Video Poems – Willem Martinot
Award Certificate (Performance) to: Massimiliano Manieri as Director; Maria Gabriella Marra as Main Actress; Valentina Maritati, Daniela Ladisa, Barbara Caliandro and Anna Lucia Indennitate as models.
Award Certificate (Visual Poetry) to: Liliana Ebalginelli, Dores Sacquegna, Maria Luisa Imperiali, Orna Hodara Hatzor, Anna Lambardi, Maria Rosaria Cristaldi, Nel Ten Wolde, Joanna Gibbs, Willem Martinot, Alina Lutaeva.
Award Certificate ( Research) to: Rainer Otto Hummel, Andy Artyhuin, Marceli Antunez Roca, Fides Linien, Bela Limenes,Peter Liashkov, Cor Fafiani, Andria Santarelli, Natalia Proskuriakova, Katarina Norling, Margarita Henriksoon, Evgeniia Utochkina, George Syrakis.
Verb-Visual Installation– Maria Gabriella Marra ” The wheel of the exposed, letters of abandonment“, 2018
Artists Book – Nel Ten Wolde ” Everything is not what it seems”, 2018
Mail Art – Rainer Otto Hummel “Ein Strich im unendlichen jetzt Paolo Fresu”, 2018
Video Poems– Willem Martinot ” It is your life”, 2016
Award Performance “Anatomy of a calligrapher, II act” by Massimiliano Manieri ( Regista) with Maria Gabriella Marra (main actress), Valentina Maritati, Daniela Ladisa, Barbara Caliandro and Anna Lucia Indennitate (models).
Award Visual Poetry – Liliana Ebalginelli, Dores Sacquegna, Maria Luisa Imperiali, Orna Hodara Hatzor, Anna Lambardi, Maria Rosaria Cristaldi, Nel Ten Wolde, Joanna Gibbs, Willem Martinot, Alina Lutaeva.
Award Research – Rainer Otto Hummel, Andy Artyhuin, Marceli Antunez Roca, Fides Linien, Bela Limenes, Peter Liashkov, Cor Fafiani, Andria Santarelli, Natalia Proskuriakova, Katarina Norling, Margarita Henriksoons, Evgeniia Utochkina, George Syrakis.
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