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Opening Reception: February 3 | 5 – 9 PM
On View: January 28 – April 30, 2017
The Delaware Contemporary and Marianne Bernstein Projects are pleased to announce Due South, the second project in a quartet of island-based explorations curated by Bernstein, highlighting an international exchange and exhibition between American and international artists. Due North focused on Iceland, and Due South on Sicily. This project is an international first, an opportunity to start a cultural and artistic dialogue between the U.S. and Sicily.
The exhibition will be on view in the three main galleries at The Delaware Contemporary. Scholarly and artistic conversations will take place both at The Delaware Contemporary and in venues in Philadelphia, and a screening will take place at International House in Philadelphia in March 2017. Due South explores issues inherent to the unique position of Sicily through global history, migration, climate change, agriculture, and the local communities that artists are embedded in to research and produce new work for the exhibition.
Conceived of as an interdisciplinary conversation, the exhibition will feature painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, printmaking, ceramics, text-based, and collaborative community projects by leading regional and international artists. The exhibiting Italian/Sicilian artists are Federico Baronello, Glauco Canalis, cement (artist duo Gabriele Abbruzzese and Lisa Wade), Gabriella Ciancimino, Massimo Cristaldi, Flavio Favelli, Carlo and Fabio Ingrassia, Filippo Leonardi, Cristina LaRocca, Loredana Longo, Nicolo Morales, Ignazio Mortellaro, Francesco Nonino, Luca Nostri, Marinella Senatore, and Massimo Vitali. Sicilian projects by Paris-based Benoit Felici and Alice Guareschi, Amsterdam-based Petra Noordkamp, and British artist Isaac Julien will be featured. American artists include Marianne Bernstein, Cindi Ettinger, John Broderick Heron, Andrea Hornick, Jane Irish, Kelsey Halliday Johnson, David Scott Kessler, Zya Levy, Matthew Mazzotta & Sujin Lim, Andrea Modica, Serena Perrone, Alex Tyson, and Steven Earl Weber. See project updates and bios on participating artists.
For further information and press inquiries please contact guest curator Marianne Bernstein.
Due South is actively seeking corporate and individual sponsorship. Please contact Karen La Rosa of La RosaWorks Sicily Travel & Tourism.
Image courtesy Alice Guareschi: Distance Becomes The Secret Language With Which The Conversation Takes Place, 2011, site-specific installation on the Sicilian island of Pantelleria