Welcome to Genau!Sardinia
The Sardisches Kulturzentrum Berlin e.V. in collaboration with Lucas Carrieri Art Gallery is very pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition "Genau!Sardinia. Contemporary Sardinian artists in Berlin" on May 1st 2010 at 7pm (Torstrasse 96 - Berlin).
This event aims to give visibility to contemporary art made by Sardinian artists who live or work in Berlin. It is a showcase in the heart of the current world capital of contemporary art and promotes the particularity of Sardinian artists in a global cultural context.
Sardinia is the second largest Italian island located at the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures, and its culture has ancient roots but also new sprouts, opening itself towards and becoming part of our globalized World.
The event “Genau! Sardinia. Contemporary Sardinian artists in Berlin” wants to be an initiative promoting Sardinian identity. Of course, a complicated cultural environment forms every artist, but a culture which uses contemporary art as a way of expression shows the willingness to renew and reinvent itself.
People have always been attracted by Sardinia because of its specific and interesting culture. In recent years this attraction has become a sort of cultural exchange because many Sardinian artists leave and enter the island continuously; some leave for good, others stay abroad for long periods.
This mobility was caused by the emergence of many talented Sardinians who live outside Sardinia, a fact which demonstrates the potential of modern Sardinia for more attention and promotion.
In the course of globalization every peculiarity, originality and every distinctive feature is a valuable contribution to the beauty of the world and cultural heritage. In this case, contemporary art can play an important role to demonstrate different Sardinian facets and the island’s potential.
The event takes place from:
May 1st to May 10th, 2010 at Lucas Carrieri Gallery / Mitte / Berlin
Close to the U-Bahn station: Rosenthaler Platz.
The highlight is the vernissage at 19.00 h the 1st of May, Saturday.
Perfomance by Ambra Pittoni.
Dj set 22h : Bjarte and the Smoke machines (Norway)
6 Sardinian artists who work in Berlin were selected for the exhibition: