Macerie IV




At Favara and Palermo was hosted the fourth edition of "Macerie". Georges Salameh, Serena Osti, Claudia Fan, Andrea Kantos, David Genna & Andrea Mineo were confronted with the urban fabric of the city, formed by the degraded old town and its illegal construction: a landscape mainly made out of historical ruins and rubble; those of past speculations and mafia, and those of present restaurations. One of which is FARM CULTURAL PARK reviving the town with numerous cultural projects , producing a sense for the community and relaborating a future according to new codes.
In a way, the artists had to project into the future, through a critical reading of the landscape, and dissect deep into the actual context.
From the second world War to date, investing in construction has become very profitable, to the detriment of the environment and not only. Today many buildings remain vacant, others are still abandoned.
Rubble over rubble, metaphysical rubble, of war or modernity; crisis have always produced rubble.
We were conveyed by "Macerie VI" a long term project by Andrea Mineo to question how it is possible to transcend them, transform them, incorporate them and sublimate them.
Favara was also choosed because of our residency @ Farm Cultural Park and Dimora OZ for its partnership & previous experiences on such field of artistic reasearch.



Andrea Mineo artist & founder of Macerie






Let us Stop and Weep  / In Piedi Davanti le Rovine

My work produced in Favara is inspired by works and the role of an Arab poet: "Imru’l Qais", author of one of the famous "seven suspended poems" from the pre-Islamic era, and his vision of rebirth from the rubble ...
These works are made through a combination of senses, found in situ objects, a detailed documentation and an innovative comparison of reality.


residency @ Favara Culture Farm


arrival


Farm residence




departure



exhibition @ Dimora OZ








Serena


  
pigeon feather, collected from Favara (found often in ruined & abandoned homes)








washbasin


salt stones, collected from Favara (used in construction of the typical local architecture)






Andrea


slides, collected from an abondoned school in Favara






cemetery






slide, collected from an abandoned school in Favara & projected on printed photograph




Davide



combination of a selfportrait with work by Davide Genna & debris



opening night @ Dimora OZ (2 sept -10 oct)

Giusi Affronti guest curator of Macerie VI








 pasta reale by Andrea Kantos











Porta Palermo by Davide Genna




Augendikatur by Serena Osti







editions


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