Location: Southeast Tower of Diocletian's palace (Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 27-23, 21000 Split)
Duration: Thursday, November 12 - Thursday, November 26, Monday - Friday from noon til 5:00 p.m. (free admission)
The international project Mare Magnum Nostrum by renowned Italian artist Gee Casolaro (curated by Leonardo Reagan) is the winner of the eighth edition of the Italian Council, an award promoted by Mibact’s General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity. The holder of the project is the Italian Regional Museum Emilia-Romagna. In cooperation with the Croatian Association of Fine Artists in Split (HULU Split), the project is going to be presented to the Split audience this Thursday.
Mare Magnum Nostrum is a participatory art project that is developing in several Mediterranean countries thanks to the cooperation of various institutions, associations, and the public. It is going to be presented exclusively to the Croatian audience in the area of the Southeast Tower of Diocletian's Palace. After visiting several other Mediterranean countries, it will become part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of Ravenna.
It is a large art installation depicting the Mediterranean Sea. The artist continuously reflects and reinterprets through photographs of people invited to participate in the project: she actively seeks the cooperation of viewers to create a kind of photographic archive of the Mediterranean woven from photographs of everyday human rituals, holidays, landscapes.
An art installation set up in the gallery space of the Southeast Tower gives visitors a vivid experience where the audience has a view of all 360 degrees of the Mediterranean from the center of the sea. During the exhibition, visitors are welcome to add and replace existing images with new photographs taken from the archive by placing them on the same part of the coast.