Diana Lelonek “Buona Fortuna”, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome

06 FEBRUARY – 09 APRIL 2020
curated by Jakub Gawkowski

Thursday 6th February 2020 at 19.00, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere and the Polish Institute in Rome present Buona Fortuna, Diana Lelonek’s first personal exhibition in Italy, curated by Jakub Gawkowski. The exhibition is the result of the Polish artist and curator’s residence at Pastificio Cerere in January 2020.

Diana Lelonek creates interdisciplinary research-based projects inspired by natural sciences and eco-activism, which raise the issue of the human place within nature and the end of anthropocentrism, the human-centered paradigm of Western civilization. Her work offers a voice critical of over-production and unlimited growth in various ways, including photography, artistic use of mould, and display of objects commonly considered as trash.

The exhibition’s path, that takes place in the upper space of the silos and underground Spazio Molini, will unfold the results of the research carried out by the artist in two far apart and apparently unrelated places: Upper Silesia, a Polish industrial region, and the alpine glaciers of the Rhone, the Aletsch and the Morteratsch that become the main characters of an environmental sound sculptures.

Working with image and sound, Diana Lelonek explores the connection between cultural identities and the feelings of belonging and loss. The artist’s focuses on inter-specific relations, cultural rituals related to nature and their histories, which provide insight into the pre-human past, the crisis of the present, and the uncertain future of planetary environment.

Sound instalations in collaboration with: Denim Szram, Bartosz Zaskórski.