VIDEO SOUND ART 2018
TALPE. WELL SAID, OLD MOLE
Palermo, Liceo Classico Statale Umberto I
curated by Marta Cereda and Laura Lamonea
assistant Curator Thomas Ba
Opening 16th June, 6:00 pm
Via Filippo Parlatore, Palermo, Italy.
Exhibition 17th-30th June, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Video Sound Art festival presents in the city of Palermo a collateral event of the twelfth edition of the Biennale Manifestation (16th June – 4th November 2018): TALPE. Well said, Old mole curated by Marta Cereda and Laura Lamonea.
Talpe. Well said, Old mole is an exploration throughout the corridors and classrooms of the Liceo Classico Umberto I. The concept of the exhibition comes from the first pages of The Planetary garden by Gilles Cléments. The author tells an episode of his childhood: while his father and his oncle are catching the moles, the young Clément thinks that these animals can be very useful for the garden because continuously they move the soil helping to keep it rich . The mole spends most of his time underground, digging holes. Despite the submerged life, frequently the word in relation to the mole is extermination.
The exhibition presents selected works by mole artists, whose research focuses on uncomfortable or neglected aspects of the reality. The mole artists are able to observe hidden details. They deal with themes repaired from the politically correct attitude.
The artists: Olì Bonzanigo (in collaboration with Emanuele Wiltsch Barberio), Massimo Della Pola, Elisabetta Falanga, Francesca Ferrari, Francesco Fossati, Lynne Kouassi, Evangelia Kranioti, Rachele Maistrello, Enrique Ramirez, Thadeusz Tischbein, Bibi Yamamoto and a project by ASSAB ONE.
Exhibition views. Photo by Neroshootings and Francesco Bellina