This exhibition is included in the Italian Calendar of the  European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Europe for Culture  – Our heritage: where the past meets the future

Italian Version



CORRESPONDENCES tribute to Baudelaire


Art Curator: Dores Sacquegna

Dates: From 13 to 31 OCTOBER 2018
Where: Contemporary Art Gallery &  Balsamo Chapel XV sec.  in Lecce, Italy

The title “Correspondences” refers to the first section of the book The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire, the most extensive, entitled “Spleen and the ideal”. Reality, according to what the poet says, is the place where one comes into contact with the spiritual world, with that deeper truth of things that goes beyond their outward appearance (the temple). The project is hosted in two places (contemporary art gallery and chapel of 15th century) to indicate the place of communication between the material and the spiritual world.  Both of them symbolically represent the meeting of distant worlds. The project is divided into n. 5 sessions (Mail Art, Artist’s Book, Installations, 3D Project Room, Video-poetry), and plays on the dualism of matter and elevation, of lightness and fragility, of identity and reality, of body and poetry. The exhibition is open to artists and collective groups worldwide.

To learn more about sessions click here

The event in Lecce includes:
– General management and care of the events
– Mounting / Packaging / Des-Mounting
-Pedestals, exhibitors panels and labels
– Audio / video equipment
-Webmaster and interpreter
– Sales service (no commission on sold)
– Public relations and on-site presence for the duration of the event
-Vernissage with presentation and refreshments
– Reading and live performance on site
– advertising on national / international media  (TV, radio, newspapers, web magazine, social network, etc) + zip folder press review
– Printed catalog, Totem, Banner, Posters
– Invitations / Flyers to visitors, collectors and personalities from the art scene in Italy
-pdf catalog to download on the organization’s website
– Prizes and Award until up € 11.000,00 EUR of value
Theme, size, medium
The relevance to the issue is free in the interpretation. The techniques/mediums are free but you need to stick to the scheduled sessions. The measures are as follows:
MAIL ART – Postcard size (max 15 x 20 cm)
ARTIST BOOK – Closed format (max 50 x 50 cm) – Free open format
INSTALLATIONS – Height / Width / Length 150cm max
VIDEO-POETRY – MP4 format of 10-15 minutes max. The video must have an initial title and the artist’s name in the credits.
3D PROJECT ROOM – JPG image format, 200 dpi compression, free measure works
Application & Inscription
. In order to participate in the exhibitions, will be required to send via e-mail:
– Guideline and Form Application full filled and signed
– Short CV, artist photo and website link
– Images of works of 300 dpi jpeg or tiff CMYX for the PRINTED CATALOG (all sessions excluding the 3D Project Room)
– Images of the 200dpi RGB works for the PDF CATALOG (3D Project room only)
– Video-Poetry sent via in MP4 format 30 minutes max
– Short description and right caption of each work

If you’re interested to join fill Application Form and ask for full Guideline at Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Please make sure that you have opted-in for constant Contact emails.
Deadline to apply: 30 SEPTEMBER 2018