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Hämatli & Patriæ
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  Hämatli & Patriæ
Contributions by Marion Piffer Damiani, Letizia Ragaglia, Nicolò Degiorgis, Gianluca Bocchi, Agnes Heller.
published in April 2018
trilingual edition (English / Italian / German)
15,3 x 24 cm (hardcover)
304 pages (color ill.)
€28.00
ISBN: 978-8899385-38-5
EAN: 9788899385385
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Catalogue documenting an eponymous exhibition project which interprets contemporary issues such as migration, nationalism, populism and identity, using the symbolism in the Flemish painting of 1570 by Simon de Myle entitled Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat.
The concepts of Heimat, the sense of belonging to a place, and homeland, interpreted in the light of current events in Europe, are the focus of the project curated by Nicolò Degiorgis (Bolzano, 1985), Museion's guest curator for 2017. Hämatli & Patriæ tackles the theme using the symbolism in the Flemish painting of 1570 by Simon de Myle entitled Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat, which depicts the landing rather than the departure of the ark, as is usually represented in artworks. Taking its cue from this curious scene, the book interpreted it in a contemporary key. Issues such as migration, nationalism, populism and identity are tackled in the form of dialogues inspired by the human figures, animals, objects and situations in the painting, giving readers food for thought regarding some of the events of recent years.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Museion, Bolzano, from September 16, 2017, to January 14, 2018.

With Yuri Ancarani, Apparatus 22, Filippo Berta, Mohamed Bourouissa, Donna Conlon, Simon De Myle, Nicolò Degiorgis, Hannes Egger, Aslan Gaisumov, Henrik Håkansson, Petrit Halilaj, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Paolo Icaro, Armin Linke, Marcello Maloberti, Philipp Messner, Giuseppe Penone, Walid Raad, Ernesto Schick, Giovanna Silva, Superflex, Eugenio Tibaldi, Luca Trevisani, Luca Turi, Danh Vo