Inventory. The Fountains of Za’atari
curated by Marcello Smarrelli
11 jul 2018 – 24 nov 2018
Inventory. The Fountains of Za’atari is a project by artist Margherita Moscardini, promoted by the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere. It is the winner of the first edition of the Italian Council 2017 competition devised by the Directorate General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, in order to promote contemporary Italian art around the world.
The project is the result of artist’s research carried out at Camp Za’atari in Jordan, the second largest refugee camp in the world, opened in Jordan in 2012 to welcome Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war. Margherita Moscardini starts with the observation of the water system within the camp, producing an inventory of the fountains built by the residents inside their homes, imagining their international diffusion, in the long term, as sculptures through a virtuous system of acquisitions. The results will be an artist’s book and a sculpture, destined to the collection at Madre – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina di Napoli.
FONDAZIONE PASTIFICIO CERERE
Via degli Ausoni, 6