Fondazione Merz

ÜberMauer, BAM – Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo 2019

11 November – 8 December 2019


ÜberMauer is an exhibition curated by Fondazione Merz on the occasion of the second edition of the BAM Biennale Mediterraneo Archipelago of Palermo.

This takes the form of an exhibition project spread throughout the city of Palermo bringing together historical and unpublished works by established international artists like Shilpa Gupta, Alfredo Jaar, Emily Jacir, Zena el Khalil, Shirin Neshat, Damián Ortega, Michal Rovner e Driant Zeneli, Italian artists or residents in our country like Francesco Arena, Claudia Di Gangi, Patrizio Di Massimo, Claire Fontaine, Giuseppe Lana, Andrea Masu and Gili Lavy and Palermo-born artists such as Stefania Galegati, Ignazio Mortellaro and Michele Tiberio, who will open their studios to a series of visits and public meetings.

In the year that sees the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the thirtieth anniversary of the Tienanmen Square uprising and the fall of the Berlin Wall, ÜberMauer proposes a path of analysis and testimony on the possible variations of ‘wall’, understood as a symbolic, political, historical and psychological feature.

Extending between the sea, the Kalsa and the Cassaro, the installations and projects will appear in numerous public and private spaces scattered throughout the city: the Teatro Garibaldi, the Teatro Bellini, Piazza Magione, the Convento della Magione, the Spasimo and the Sala sopra le Mura, the Church of SS. Euno e Giuliano and elsewhere.