Exhibition: Ballade of Women
From June 18th to July 2nd 2013, Palazzo Sansedoni in Siena will host a poetic experiential exhibition as the result of an international collaboration between the University of Siena, Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena and the Eindhoven University of Technology. The exhibition is called “Ballade of Women - as woman is not sky, she is earth, flesh of earth that wants no war”. The title quotes a verse of one of the poems that constitute the soundscape of the installation.
This exhibition aims at exploring human rights from a female perspective, triggering a poetic reflection on the themes of self-determination, violence against women, and emancipation.
The points of departure of this exploration are three paintings of the private collection of the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena. They illustrate three historical characters: Cleopatra (by Marco Pino), Maria Magdalena (Rutilio Manetti XVII Sec) and Lucia from Siracusa (by Maestro dell’Osservanza, paintings that will be exhibited in a room dedicated to them.
The exhibition opens on the afternoon of 18 June and will be open to the public, with free admission, the following day.
Project website: http://www.balladeofwomen.org
Ballade of Women on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BalladeOfWomen
Images from the exhibition set up: http://www.facebook.com/BalladeOfWomen/photos_stream