The Embassy of Italy in Croatia, the Italian Cultural Institute in Zagreb, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, in cooperation with the Central Institute of Demoethnoanthropology and the Museum of Civilisations in Rome, organise the exhibition entitled Italy. The (in)visible stories, scheduled from 17th July to 16th August 2020 at the Vukovar Municipal Museum.
The exhibition proposes a collection of works belonging to the Italian intangible heritage recognised by UNESCO, which on an individual, regional and national scale composes the human mosaic of what we could define Italianness.
Fifteen contemporary Italian artists who have always dedicated their imagination and research to works inspired by our identity and our historical, human and cultural environment have been selected: Tommaso Cascella, Gaia Scaramella, Flavio Favelli, Dario Ghibaudo, Silvia Giambrone, Maria Lai, Francesco Lauretta, Davide Monaldi, Luana Perilli, Roxy in the box, Marinella Senatore, Giuseppe Stampone, Sergio Tumminello, Angelo Marinelli and Zaelia Bishop.
The intangible cultural heritage also includes traditions and living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed down to our descendants, including oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe together with that set of experiences aimed at the production of traditional handicrafts.
The exhibition will be accompanied by some works of Croatian intangible heritage that represent a shining example of the closeness and deep cultural cooperation between Italy and Croatia, including in an area so linked to the traditions and soul of a people such as intangible heritage. There are, in fact, some elements of the UNESCO list that unite the two countries, such as the Art of dry stone walling or the Mediterranean Diet.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on 17th July 2020 at 10:00 am at the Vukovar Municipal Museum by the Museum Director, Ruža Marić, and by the Italian Ambassador to Croatia, H.E. Pierfrancesco Sacco.