Guendalina Salini | CORAL PICNIC

14 October | EXMA Exhibiting and Moving Arts, Cagliari


For La giornata del contemporaneo  2017, organized by AMACI – Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art, the Roman artist Guendalina Salini will realize at EXMA Exhibiting and Moving Arts in Cagliari an unpublished work, Coral Picnic, which tells the right to journey, dream, and beauty of every human being, inspired by the spectacle of the flamingos that every year pink in Sardinia. The work is the result of an artist’s residence and a participatory work, involving the involvement and meeting of citizens.


To take part in the initiative is simple, come and GIVE A WHITE SHOE, a sheet, an old pillowcase, a canvas.

All the collected fabrics will be dyed and they will compose a large tablecloth that will be set up in the inner square of EXMA, where on October 14, from 11 am until 17 o’clock, a picnic, a multiethnic and multicultural convive will be shared to produce a new sense of community and closeness. Everyone can contribute by eating something to drink, but also music and stories.

The fabrics can be worn at EXMA, via San Lucifero 71 in Cagliari at the collection point from 28 September to 10 October (from 9 to 13 and from 16 to 20) and it will be possible to participate in the construction of the work in the following days .


In line with the reflection proposed by AMACI for the Contemporary Day 2017, on bread as a symbolic nutrition of body and spirit, Coral Picnic is part of a larger project, “The Textures of the World”, curated by Eccom – Ideas for Culture and funded by the SOUTHWORLD Foundation with the aim of facilitating the social and cultural integration of migrants and experimenting with social innovation practices.

The work is based on the collaboration between ECCOM and EXMA Exhibiting and Moving Arts – Consortium Camù. Media partner RADIO X.

The women of the multi-ethnic association Arcoiris Onlus, the students of the Cagliari Artistic and Music School “Foiso Fois” and the Fondazione ONLUS Fondazione Domus de Luna will also be involved. – with Simona Campus, Francesca Guida and Guendalina Salini.

Giornata del Contemporaneo