Intra Mundi

Intra Mundi


From 16 to 30 JUNE 2021

Palmieri’s Foundation, Lecce, Italy

Curated by Dores Sacquegna

From 16 to 30 June 2021, at the Palmieri Foundation in Lecce, the contemporary art exhibition “Intra Mundi: Ties, transits and landings of an imperfect present” is set up and curated by Dores Sacquegna, and coordinated by Primo Piano LivinGallery | Projects & Services for Contemporary Art Primo. Under Auspices of Lecce’ s municipality , on June 18th from 7:30 pm, in conjunction with the opening day, the interactive live performance WAP (World After Plastic) by and with Massimiliano Manieri and Piermatteo Vantaggiato will take place.

Events calendar

Friday 18 June at 7:30 pm – WAP (World After Plastic) interactive performance by and with Massimiliano Manieri and Piermatteo Vantaggiato (opening day)

Tuesday 29 June at 6:30 pm “SELF PORTRAIT” meeting-discussion with the multidisciplinary artist TARSHITO, with the Councilor for Culture, Fabiana Cicirillo (Finissage).

The exhibition

Following the practice of travel ethnography, INTRA MUNDI arrives in Lecce, with its load of visionary navigators to give life to a contemporary Odyssey. The event unfolds between loyalty to one’s roots and the risk of losing them and finds its mainland in a fluid territory susceptible to continuous historical, social and environmental hybridizations. Intra Mundi pays attention to Nature, a place of healing, teaching and the root of our lives. Intra Mundi is a dreamlike dimension and space of eternal flow, and among the waves, we will find the traces and memories of aimless travelers, because after all, the landscape itself is the destination.

The artists

In the links with the earth, the recent works about holy geographic trees and the sculpture One land, one humanity by Tarshito, Italian artist and architect and citizen of the world; the guardian trees in the Washi paper and the sculptures by the Swiss artist Marilou Pilou Glinz,  the olive tree, symbol of life, in the works by Dutch artist Ida Kleiterp. Between nature, space and time, the works by German artist Janine von Thüngen, based in Rome and known for her monumental sculptures from the “Eternity” series exhibited at Villa Foscari (or  La Malcontenta villas by Andrea Palladium in Mira), and here on display with smaller but equally significant works, linked to the soul of the universe and to Lilith and the cults of fertility. On the strength and care of nature, the work by Italian artist Maria Luisa Imperiali and by Greek artist George Syrakis, in the duality between life and death and links to the roots of the past, the works by Japanese artist Tomomi Sato. On display, also the video documents of The One world painting, on the activity of over 40 years by German Land Artist Ulrike Arnold, shot on five continents.

The time of myth, often relegated to an archaic dimension, is not over, it has only transformed and in the new cross-media reality we find the cosmogonies by French artist Mael DeNegri, the quantum hemispheres by Italian artist Maria Gabriella Marra and the videos works by Turkish artist Şebnem Yüksel and by English artist Louisa Potapchick, who bring us to the imaginative nature of a semi-scientific poem on the semantic, holographic and quantum nature of human genes. Among ancient and celestial maps and symmetries broken by the pandemic, respectively, the works by Canadian artist Tanya P. Johnson and Spanish artist Rå Ballester.

In the session Transits and landings, water as a symbol of fusion with everything that flows, in the video by French artistic duo Nancy and Philip Barwell and between reality and science fiction, the apocalyptic video “Hydra” by Sara Tirelli (inspired by the novel of “the drowned world” by James Ballard)  and shot in Venice and which suggests new ways to perception of existence itself, due to climate change. Sea evaporated and memento mori in the works by Italian artist Massimo Ruiu, where the marine ecosystem – and not only – could remain memories, if we do not take action to defend our habitat, as indeed in the nature colonized by waste in the work by Dutch artist Nel Ten Wolde, based in Australia. Temporary nature, transition, impermanence in the landscapes by French artists Thimotée Peignier and in the marea by Beatrice Desrousseaux. The review ends with the video “Imagine change: coastal conversations”, featuring the work of British artist Simon Read (whose works-maps are collected by the Guggenheim in NY, among others), on the changing East Anglian coastline of Britain.

In INTRA MUNDI’ s exhibition, the artists reflect the thought and identity of this chaotic era, giving us the silent testimony of the contradictions, consequences and dangers to which mankind has voluntarily exposed itself, in order to satisfy one’s thirst for knowledge and one’s desire to overcome all limits.


From 16 to 30 June 2021

Preview collectors and journalists  (16 – 17 June afternoon)

Opening day artist and audience with  live performance June 18 at 7:30 pm

Palmieri Foundation, Vico Dei Sotterranei, Lecce (Behind the cathedral).



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