A Global Dialogue
Jan 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
The Delaware Contemporary is proud to announce this remarkable group exhibition of work by 30 accomplished artists from Italy and the United States.
Organized by Marianne Bernstein, whose boundary-crossing curatorial projects often serve as social catalysts, this three-gallery exhibition will showcase contemporary work exploring the island of Sicily.
Over the course of the past three years, the show’s diverse artists have traveled between the U.S. and Italy to collaborate and create works in response to the rich history, culture, and environment of this intriguing island.
Italian artist Flavio Favelli will create a site-specific work for the show while in residence at the museum, and special events accompanying the exhibition will feature Sicilian food and wine, film screenings, and nationally recognized guest speakers.
See images of the artists' work and a list of the show's generous sponsors at duesouth2017.com.
DuPont I, DuPont II, and Carole Bieber and Marc Ham Galleries
Due South Coffee Hour
Tuesday, January 31, 10-11 AM
Behind-the-scenes meet and greet with artists
Free for Members or $5 Suggested Donation
Friday, February 3, 5-9 PM
Picciotto NYC Food Truck
Tasting of Case di Latomie olive oil and Modican chocolate
Sicilian jazz singer Laura Campisi
FREE (during our March first Friday Art Loop)
Art Salad Talk by Marianne Bernstein
Thursday, March 9, 12-1 PM
Free for Members or $5
Presentation by Ralph Toporoff
Saturday, March 11, 2-3 PM
Photojournalist and filmmaker Ralph Toporoff
discusses his experiences with the mafia and filming The Leopard
Free for Members or $10
Sunday, April 2, 1-3 PM
Free for Members or $5
See four award-winning short films about Sicily:
La Madre, il Figlio e L'Architetto (16 min), Arcadia (10 min), and II Grande Cretto di Gibellina (15 min) by Petra Noordkamp: A poetic trilogy about Gibellina, a land art work by the Italian artist Alberto Burri commemorating a devastating earthquake in central Sicily in 1968. Burri covered the entirety of the ruins in concrete, while preserving the streetscape.
Unfinished Italy (32 minutes) by Benoit Felici: A hilarious foray into the unfinished, often uncompleted ruins of Sicily.
2017 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium
Sunday, April 23, 2-6 PM
Featuring Marianne Bernstein, Gaetano Cipolla, Avinoam Shalem, and David Winkler, with a dinner of fusion foods
Free Symposium | $25 Suggested Donation for Dinner