martedì 9 aprile 2019

Lidia Leon a Venezia

“Many of my proposals, promote social inclusion through play, releasing tensions, stimulating the imagination. They are an invitation to the public to relate to my work, while promoting the social need of human beings for a space where our differences are respected, thus counteracting all types of discrimination.”

                                                                                                                                         Lidia Leon

Venice, an international showcase for contemporary art, already eagerly anticipating and charged with excitement due to the approaching 58 th edition of Biennale Arte, will be further showcased by a firmament of exhibitions in a multitude of locations throughout the Serenissima.

The LiLeón FOUNDATION and the Italian Embassy in the Dominican Republicpresent: "TE VEO, ME VEO" (See You, See Me) exhibition by Lidia León, curated by Roberta Semeraro and Iris Peynado. It will be exhibited at the Church of Santa Maria della Presentazione, better known as the Zitelle, in Venice from 9 May to 30 September 2019.

Through her art, Lidia León reflects on issues of social and existential nature, such as intolerance and cultural deprivation. Using her creativity and investigation, she seeks to encourage integrated critical thinking in the new generations.

In the interactive installation “Te Veo, Me Veo” (I see you, I see me) that gives title to the exhibition, with an allegorical set of historical and philosophical references (from the cosmic form of the egg), Lydia invites the visitor to recognize himself in other, as well as to rediscover his deep identity in the image reflected by the mirror.

The exhibition also features four works from the series “Wabi Sabi” inspired by the so-called Japanese aesthetic perception that celebrates the inherent beauty of impermanence and imperfection, a concept taken from the architect Tadao Ando and explored in the work of Lidia León..

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