The exhibition of works by sculptor Mimmo Paladino and photographer Antonio Biasiucci fill the halls of Villa Fiorentino in Sorrento. Originally scheduled to conclude September 30th, 2012, due to the exhibit’s unprecedented success, some 12,000 visitors since its inauguration, the exhibit has been extended until October 28th, 2012.
“La Casa Madre” by Mimmo Paladino and Antonio Biasiucci is the first large scale exhibition organised by Eduardo Cicelyn outside the MADRE Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, where he was the founder and director for seven years.
Seventy works, photographs, sculptures and paintings inside and outside of Villa Fiorentino, home to Fondazione Sorrento. An important exhibition, stemming form a meeting between Mimmo Paladino and photographer Antonio Biasiucci, two artists with the Sorrento area as their inspiration “in common.”
The works of Paladino and Biasiucci are displayed as a form of mind play, with flashbacks and secret associations with the original scenario of the house as a sacred enclosure for the eternal “coming home” of everyday life.
Figures, objects, signs, maybe familiar, maybe abstract, perhaps even friendly and hostile, dance around from one room to the next, bumping into or ignoring each other, saying something or staying quiet, withdrawing into the shadows or challenging the light as an incumbent presence: art in its most liberal expression will move from room to room in the house as a blustery wind or light breeze, recalling old tales or maybe events yet to happen, ghosts never seen but always feared, not forgetting to look through the window, lean out towards the garden, the clean air, the oranges, the land and the other lives that surround us.
The exhibition is open to the public, with free admission Monday thru Friday from 1000 to 1300 and from 1700 to 2100. Closing at 2200 on Saturdays and Sundays.
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