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Same same but different

Opening: 20. April 2018, 19:00
Duration: 21. April - 08. July 2018
Artist: Claudia Barcheri, Ingrid Hora, Loredana Longo, Christian Martinelli, Ignazio Mortellaro, Studio++
Curators: Laura Barreca, Christiane Rekade

April 21 – July 8, 2018: Merano Arte, opening: Friday, April 20, 2018, 7 pm
May 7 – July 22: Museo Civico di Castelbuono, opening: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 12 am

The collective exhibition Same same but different was born from the collaboration of two institutions that are in the most extreme northern and southern regions of Italy: Merano Arte and Civic Museum of Castelbuono (Palermo). The show aims to investigate the socio-cultural and anthropological dynamics present in the two regions and regard Italy in its entirety. It thus offers considerations on diversity and on the complexity of this country. That is why three artists for each region have been invited: Claudia Barcheri, Ingrid Hora, and Christian Martinelli for South Tyrol; Loredana Longo, Ignazio Mortellaro, and Studio++ for Sicily.

The title Same same but different is taken from an English-Thay (Tinglish) saying. Starting from this internationally spread expression, the exhibition faces actual problems like the definition of identity and belonging to a community.

The show will be held simultaneously in Castelbuono and in Meran, by inviting all the artists to work on a double track so that they can develop a constant dialogue.

The section of the show in Castelbuono will be inserted in the program of the initiatives of Palermo Capital of the Italian Culture 2018, and it is a collateral event of Manifesta 12.


Claudia Barcheri, Repubblica, 2014 Courtesy the artist, photo: Leonie Felle
Ingrid Hora, Schizzo. La lattaia, courtesy the artist
Loredana Longo, Victory, 2017 cemento bianco, 400x120 cm Collezione privata, Pantelleria, photo: Hoffman
Christian Martinelli, Confini, 2014-ongoing. Courtesy the artist
Ignazio Mortellaro, Land X [Ushant to Plateau des Roches Douvres], 2016, courtesy the artist and Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea Palermo – Milano
Studio ++, Navigare, 2012. Installazione web, video live in streaming. Courtesy the artists