Christian Martinelli, Confini, 2014 – ongoing. Diptych: lambda print / Ilfochrome print. Sammlung Autonome Provinz Bozen / Collezione Provincia autonoma di Bolzano. Photo: Sara Salute
curated by Laura Barreca and Christiane Rekade
Vernissage 20/04/2018 7pm
21/04/2018 - 08/07/2018
The collective exhibition Same same but different was born from the collaboration of two institutions that are to be found in Italy’s furthest north and furthest south, respectively: Merano Arte and Museo Civico di Castelbuono (Palermo). It investigates the actual situation, life and artistic production conditions in Sicily and in South Tyrol, together with a group of artists (three for each region). The two exhibitions will be held from April 21 to July 8, 2018, at Kunstmeran, and from May 7 to July 22 at the Civic Museum of Castelbuono.
Starting from two different historical and geographical realities, the aim of this exhibition is to investigate the socio-cultural and anthropological dynamics that have developed between Sicily and South Tyrol which thus regard Italy in its entirety. Same same but different wants to open new viewpoints from the two most extreme sides of Italy, and therefore offer a thoughtful moment on this land’s diversities and complexities.
The six artists are invited to reflect the contemporary social debate that is of interest today not only to our Country, but to Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. The objective, starting from two completely different – yet similar - geographical conditions, is directed to underline how certain dynamics can be configured in Italy, between Sicily and South Tyrol, to be then made manifest on a global scale; i.e. on integration or exclusion values, on immigration, on cultural and identity hierarchies.
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