Diana Lelonek: Buona Fortuna

06 February - 05 June 2020
curated by Jakub Gawkowski

Fondazione Pastificio Cerere and the Polish Institute in Rome present Buona Fortuna, Diana Lelonek’s first personal exhibition in Italy, curated by Jakub Gawkowsky. The exhibition is the result of the Polish artist and curator’s residence at Pastificio Cerere in January 2020.

Diana Lelonek creates interdisciplinary research-based projects inspired by natural sciences and eco-activism, which raise the issue of the human place within nature and the end of anthropocentrism, the human-centered paradigm of Western civilization. Her work offers a voice critical of over-production and unlimited growth in various ways, including photography, artistic use of mould, and display of objects commonly considered as trash.

Working with image and sound, Diana Lelonek explores the connection between cultural identities and the feelings of belonging and loss. The artist’s focuses on inter-specific relations, cultural rituals related to nature and their histories, which provide insight into the pre-human past, the crisis of the present, and the uncertain future of planetary environment. 

Due to the new anti-contagion measures, it will not be possible to visit the part of the exhibition in the Spazio Molini.

[read the press release]

[read the artworks’ description]

From May 20th to June 5th, the Foundation will temporarily adopt new opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 3 to 7 pm. To visit the exhibition, reservation is required by sending an email to info@pastificiocerere.it. To ensure the safety of our visitors, access to the exhibition is allowed only to people with a mask, while gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided. In respect of social distancing, only one visitor at a time can enter.
Thanks for collaboration.


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Diana Lelonek: Buona Fortuna, 2020, view of the exhibition curated by Jakub Gawkowski at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere. Credits: Andrea Veneri