24 June 2019
International exchange workshop, Francesco Ribezzo Archaeological Museum, Brindisi

Presentation of the works created by the four artists selected in the MONET project - International exchange workshop

                               Francesco Ribezzo Archaeological Museum, Brindisi

                                                   June 24th –July 6th, 2019

From 24/06/2019 to 06/07/2019 artists coming from Montenegro, Albania, Region Molise and Region Puglia participated in two-week long artists residences that was held in Francesco Ribezzo Archaeological Museum in Brindisi.

Brindisi is an ancient city, rich in history and architectural testimonies. Its Messapian origins, the Roman conquest and the various dominations, have left important and clear traces of their past. In addition to these characterizing aspects, there are the more peculiar features typical of frontier cities. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea and joined to the Mediterranean, men, armies, goods and cultures passed through it for centuries. The Francesco Ribezzo museum, thanks to the MONET project, wanted to enhance the heritage of its belonging territory and its archaeological collections, through the organization of artistic residence in total duration of two weeks. 

The four young artists (Antonio Pallotta, Bosilika Bakočević, Emanuel Palushaj and Francesco Strabone) selected by cross-border call that was opened from December 2018 to January 2019, with their art works, were able to grasp and transform some of the most relevant aspects of Brindisi area. The naturalistic emergencies of the place and the landscape, in which they had the opportunity to live and work, have determined and inspired all their achievements. Some of artists grasped its fragility and beauty, others instead wanted to give a modern reinterpretation. In all these cases, their suggestions and feelings emphatically filter and left strongly emerge with the places they visited during their stay in Salento.