ITALIAN COUNCIL
Made in Cloister is one of the winners

Hic sunt Dracones by Francesco Bertelè, the winning project of the Made in Cloister Foundation for Italian Council

The Made in Cloister Foundation is one of the winners of the 4th edition of Italian Council, a project launched by General Direction of Contemporary Arts and Architectures and Urban Suburbs of Ministero dei Beni e Attività Culturali. The project aim to promote the production and the knowledge of contemporary italian artworks in the visual arts.

The winning project is Hic sunt Dracones by Francesco Bertelè (Canzo 1978).

The title is suggested by the latin phrase Hic sunt Dracones used in the ancient geographic maps to locate unexplorated areas, generally african areas. The meaning of the phrase was supposed to remaind to a sense of danger for the unknown.

The project, curated by Chiara Pirozzi, is made by a complex process of reserach, exploration and data collection in Lampedusa island. Bertelé is crossing for the first time the horizontal cliffin the northen side of the island.

The outcome of this work will be a multimedial exhibition.

Hic sunt Dracones will be part of a permanent collection of the Madre Museum in Naples. Around the artwork there will be a series of presentation and studies in Italy and abroad. In fact the project will be exhibited in some of the spaces of the AV Node Foundation in Amsterdam and in Gallerie Costiere di Pirano in Slovenia and in venue of Made in Cloister Foundation.

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