Crisalidi is a project by the artist Namsal Siedlecki, curated by Marcello Smarrelli, promoted by the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere within Italian Council, contest originating from the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity and Urban Regeneration of the MiBACT – Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, to promote Italian contemporary art in the world, in addition to increasing public collections with new productions.
The project includes the production of a series of bronze sculptures realized by the artist during different periods of his Kathmandu residency in collaboration with the local foundries. The artworks derive from the moulds used by the Nepalese artisans for the lost wax castings of the votive statues.
Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato will be the final recipient of the artworks created within the scope of the project.
A rich calendar will be issued, containing national as well as international appointments, among the other the exhibition at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere on June 2020.