BARI – From February 15 to March 30, Bari’s Castello Svevo will be once again hosting the exhibition ‘By Sea: Landings and Shipwrecks’.
The exhibition focuses on migration and the pain that it involves and will be back in the southern Italy port on the occasion of a gathering of Mediterranean bishops at Castello Svevo February 19-22.
The gathering is meant as a chance for reflection on spirituality and will end on February 23 with a mass held by the pope in Piazza Libertà.
Through a seruies of installations, the four artists involved in the exhibition tell of the pain and problems faced by those forced to leave their homeland to survive. Welcoming the 20,000 Albanian refugees from the Vlora ship in 1991 was, for the city of Bari, a historic act.
Duli Cara, an Albanian himself, remembers this in his work entitled ‘Exodus-The Pain’, which is tapestry with buttons that bear witness to the psychological state of migrants. The welcoming of the survivors of the Adriaticu Dures shipwreck in Bari in 1997 was for Beppe Gernone an experience that left its mark on him as a young reporter, which he shows in the photos exhibited. The shipwreck of the Kir pushed Nicola Genco, years later, to commemorate those 81 deaths at sea years later who had followed a dream that would never become a future. The works of Romolo Belvedere instead sum up the path of a tired humanity, injured and uncertain about what the future holds. A makeshift and always temporary bed of a migrant, made up of…
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