On Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 7 p.m. at the Reial Cercle Artistic in Barcelona, the exhibition Tales (In)Visible: Between Heaven and Earth created by the Central Institute for Intangible Heritage of the Ministry of Culture opens to the public. The exhibition is the first stage of an international project of the same name that will touch the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Havana and New York between February 2023 and June 2024.
Promoted by the Central Institute for the Intangible Heritage in Rome, with scientific coordination by Leandro Ventura, director of the Institute, and Stefania Baldinotti, anthropologist in charge of the visual anthropology laboratory, and curated for the contemporary section by Dominique Lora and Micol Di Veroli, Racconti (In)Visibili: Between Heaven and Earth is the second edition of a major traveling exhibition project, carried out with the collaboration of the Network of Festivals of Great Shoulder Machines and numerous heritage communities, focusing on the variety and relevance of intangible heritage, protected by the 2003 UNESCO convention. The organization is by Glocal Project Consulting s.r.l., while the exhibition design is by OpenLab Company s.r.l.
On display are the works of 15 contemporary Italian artists: Antonio Ligabue, Matteo Basilé, Bertozzi&Casoni, Paolo Buggiani, Cinzia Sarto, Vincenzo Marsiglia, Stefano Canto, Angelo Bellobono, Davide Dormino, Simone Pellegrini, Elena Bellantoni, Elena Mazzi, Leonardo Petrucci, Benedetto Pietromarchi, and Maurizio Sapia, which are thematically confronted with the audio-visual section consisting of the engaging narration of short films made by director Francesco de Melis and ethnographic reportage by photographer Massimo Cutrupi, which focus on Italy’s intangible cultural heritage, focusing on both its most striking performances and less widespread and little-known practices, through the construction of a visual architecture, created by the exhibition designers of Openlab Company coordinated by Luca Ruzza, that aims at “immersiveness” as a total fruition experience, and the creation of visual effects of great emotional and communicative impact.