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Kiribati

personal exhibition of Antonio Fiorentino, curated by Marcello Smarrelli

19 Mar - 19 Jul 2019

Fondazione Pastificio Cerere presents Kiribati, personal exhibition of the artist Antonio Fiorentino, curated by Marcello Smarrelli.

From March 19th 2019, Antonio Fiorentino will display, for the first time, a series of artworks created after his stay, between July and August 2018, in the Kiribati islands, an insular country in Oceania made up of 33 scattered islands that cover an area ranging from a width of 4000km from East to West, to 2000km from North to South. Kiribati is located on the International Date Line and it is the first country to welcome the new dawn, the new day, the new year: one might almost say that it’s “in the future”. But the future of this land is apocalyptic, for it runs the risk of permanently disappearing over the coming decades (according to the estimates within 30 to 50 years), since the constantly rising sea level caused by global warming is slowly (but steadily) submerging the islands’ territory.

On April 15th April 2019, to satisfactorily complete the exhibition’s itinerary, there will be a preview screening of the video titled Kiribati, shot by the artist while on the island. The video will be displayed in Spazio Molini, located in the basements of Pastificio Cerere, recently recovered, following renovation works of the ancient mill belonging to the former pasta factory.

The project was realized thanks to the help of MiBAC and SIAE, in the scope of the initiative “Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura”.

[read the press release]