Dal 30/03/2014 al 23/04/2014
Curated by Dores Sacquegna
RITUAL MOTHER is a contemporary art exhibition that is offered as an interdisciplinary event of art, music, dance and listening to celebrate the female figure and Mother Earth. The title Ritual Mother (from the greek θεότητα τελετουργικό) symbolizes the celebration of the Mother of Life, the Earth, in its many forms and from every point of view: the planet on which we dwell, and from which we draw sustenance, the very system of life, the spiritual entity that people identify with the deity of the Great Mother and all the ways in which relate us through the Mystery of Life and Transformation.
In this context the talk show called “Tales of Women,” with visual artist MARILENA GULLETTA (Bari, 1969 she lives and works in Cisternino, Brindisi), about the “Nomads bodies between Puglia and Mongolia – Men, cultures and architectures of solidarity” and live performance “Yogini & Enchainting cirles,” by LUISA SPAGNA & PAOLO PACCIOLLA.
Marilena Gulletta founded SPAZIO NOMADE the first cultural center ITALO-MONGOLIAN in Cisternino/Brindisi. She exhibit in the gallery a bigger ecological house (Gher), that combining the colors of Puglia with the technical traditions of the Asian steppes. The Gher is dedicated to the Great Mother.
LUISA SPAGNA & PAOLO PACCIOLLA are two extraordinary artists that intersect in a single stream of musical sounds, colors, dances, two separate projects dedicated to telling women through myth and symbol. The performance/concert joins the two projects Yogini and Enchanting Circles in a single musical stream. Yogini Chakra, a contemporary and Indian fusion dance form, represents the female power coming out when women gather in a circle. The dance takes the inspiration from the 64 Yogini temple from Orissa and it has been developed after a long period of research on dance and women circles. The performance narrates four Yogini’s stories.
Through a collective ritual that unites in this exhibition female viewpoints by PAULINE BUZARÉ, MARIE GAYATRI KRISTOFFERSSON, LORETTA WILL GUGOLE, MEGHAN HEDLEY, MARIA LUISA IMPERIALI, WENDY TURCHAN, ANTONELLA ZITO and male viewpoints by COSIMO BELLANOVA, REMO BRINDISI, ELIANO FANTUZZI, ASTOLFO FUNES, KAMALKY LAUREANO, DARIO MANCO, the exhibition unfolds in a location of works that depart from the 80s to the present with painting, sculpture, photography and installation.