Surroundings, surrounding places for art: the contemporary art exhibition kicks off

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Event date: From 10/11/2019 to 10/20/2019

Event cost: Free

Art where you do not expect to find it, set up in ‘other’ places that however welcome and enhance it. From this consideration comes the project "Surroundings – Surrounding Places for Art", conceived by Nicola Bravo and Giuseppe Veniero, with the artistic direction of Francesco Piazza and the organization of the Consortium Natural Shopping Center Piazza Marina & Dintorni.

The theme chosen for this first edition is the Island, which will be declined in its various variants by 9 Sicilian curators, through painting, sculpture, photography and more, in different 'unconventional spaces' identified within the neighborhood Kalsa, Court Tribunal. The dislocation in various 'surrounding' points reflects the vocation to the transversality of visions and readings of the artistic project that will rewrite, in the two weekends, 11-12-13 and 18-19-20 October, an urban map whose points will be artistic expression of the encounter between the vision of contemporary society and the territory.

The curators selected for the 2019 edition, active for some time all over Sicily, who will present the works of national and international artists, some of which are the result of residences carried out in the previous months on the island, are: Collective Through (Valentina Lucia Barbagallo, Cristina Costanzo , Danilo Lo Piccolo, Giuseppe Mendolia Calella); Angelo De Grande, Garage Arts Platform Enna Collective (Mario Margani, Lisa Bjelogrlic, Claudio Renna, Pierluigi Bizzini); Andrea Guastella; Dario Orphée La Mendola; Gianna Panicola; Mosè Previti and Pier Paolo Zampieri; Marco Orazio Re; Ciro Salinitro.

The different places, instead, where you can view the works, in an ideal journey in stages that goes beyond the borders of Sicily, are: Palazzo Reggio dei Principi of Campofiorito (piazza Sant'Anna, 3) which offers different spaces inside with Caravanserai: Engraving and graphic workshop (mezzanine); Push: Design studio (first floor); Insula: Home made design (courtyard); Galleria Giuseppe Veniero Project (Cassa di Risparmio Square, 22); Magazzini Via Alloro 129; Cioccolateria Lorenzo (via IV Aprile, 7); Borderline Pub (Piazzetta Tarzanà, behind the Fonderia alla Cala); Eglise Cultural Association (Via dei Credenzieri, 13); Gallery The other Contemporary Art (via Torremuzza, 6).

The inauguration will be held simultaneously for all exhibitions on Friday 11 October, at 6.00 pm, so as to leave visitors with the choice of the starting point of this "journey in art". In addition, for both weekends, a series of "collateral events" are scheduled which, with themed walks, book presentations, poetry readings, video screenings, will involve those present. The project "Surroundings – Places surrounding for art" avails itself of the patronage of the Municipality of Palermo and the Department of Cultures, and was created thanks to the support of private sponsors.

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