Exhibits: voice of Mediterranean through work by 19 artists

In Prato Progetto Mediterranea joins collective exhibit

27 November, 14:20

    Photo by Ivana Boris exhibited at the collective show 'Naufragare in questo mare' in Prato Photo by Ivana Boris exhibited at the collective show 'Naufragare in questo mare' in Prato

    ROME - The voice of the Mediterranean heard through the work of 19 artists from the area is the idea behind the collective exhibit ''Navigare in questo mare'', or navigating in this sea, to be inaugurated in the Tuscan city of Prato Friday, at the atelier of artist Gustavo Maestre ''Il Giardino Colgante'', with the support and participation of Progetto Mediterranea, the nautical, cultural and scientific expedition project that has been ongoing in the Mediterranean since May 2014.

    ''The idea of this exhibit - said curator Laura Gensini, art historian and member of the Mediterranean expedition project - comes from the need to reflect on the dramatic issues presented to us daily by the Mediterranean. This is why I wanted to involve many artists from different areas of the Mediterranean, as well as different forms of art, from painting to photography, installations, video and music, like the one by Mariano Bellopede, Neapolitan composer and pianist, which is the soundtrack of the show''.

    Exhibited artworks include the suggestive picture by photographer Ivana Boris, from the series Thru Sandhya. ''I chose this photo - said Boris, who is also a member of Progetto Mediterranea - because it looks like an imaginary ship left to drift between the sky and sea, and these shiny shapes made me think about the souls of migrants who often rise from our sea''.

    ''The main objective of Progetto Mediterranea is culture'', concluded writer and seaman Simone Perotti, who leads the expedition. ''We are touring the Mediterranean, we see a lot, meet many people, we are used to talk a lot. This show, strongly promoted by Laura , with work from Ivana, represents us a little and this is why we have decided to support it and participate''.

    The show will run through December 13, from 3 pm until 8 pm and entrance is free.

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