“Our daily bread”
Exhibition in the Sigismundkapelle, Regensburg, Germany
The historical Sigismundkapelle chapel inspired to me, since I visited it for the first time in 2012, to the preparation of this exhibition. Since then I have reflected on the meaning that this space located in center of Regensburg, could have had, since it supposes a point of contact for the inhabitants of the city.
The exhibition treats the social effects of the economic crisis in which is at the moment Europe. One was made up of different works, that treat the subject from different perspective.
The exhibition was inaugurated the 29th of October of the year the 2014 with the work “Bread for the poor men”, an artistic event in whom 1,000 bread pieces war distributed among the visitors of the exhibition and occasional pedestrians, the bread pieces were processed to a large extent by women emigrants of different cultures.
In the last years the number of children and hungry families has increased within Europe, a fact that worries to me and that it remembers other difficult times of our history. I united this reflection to the idea of the “Soup kitchen” and “the love to the fellow”, that in both cases have a religious origin. It wanted to observe the cultural differences and and to direct the attention to the migratory movements, that the globalisation and the poverty are causing.
“Our daily bread” is another one of the works, an installation composes of 300 traditional elements in relieves of wax of this region of Bavaria, that remembers the votive offerings, in this case it mixes the old iconography and wax pieces with a new iconography, that represents the values of our consumer society.
Between years 2012 and 2013 I worked during six months with a scholarship of the Institute of Culture of Finland, in close collaboration with the artists of the Künstlerhaus Andreas-Stadel de Regensburg.