Exhibition ‘La Sicilia, il suo cuore: Omaggio a Leonardo Sciascia’
Categories: Culture and creativity -Literature and Publishing
From: 05-11-2021 to: 26-11-2021
University of Novi Sad
In Serbia, an exhibition to commemorate one of the leading intellectuals of 20th century Italy and Europe.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonardo Sciascia, the Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade and the Department of Romance Language Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Novi Sad present the photographic exhibition ‘La Sicilia, il suo cuore. Omaggio a Leonardo Sciascia‘ (Sicily, his heart: homage to Leonardo Sciascia)
The exhibition includes 50 photographs that portray Sciascia in his Racalmuto and at various moments in his life. The exhibition will open on 5 November at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Novi Sad and will remain open until 26 November.
Leonardo Sciascia (Racalmuto 1921 – Palermo 1989), a writer, journalist, essayist, playwright and poet, but also a politician and teacher, as well as an art critic, was for decades one of the leading figures in Italian intellectual life. This was due to his free and nonconformist spirit, voice and critical mind, which established him as one of the greatest and most influential Italian intellectuals of the 20th century. As a storyteller, he began with books dedicated to his native Sicily and has always tried to portray and explain the secrets and mechanisms of power. His work has been translated all over the world and never ceases to enchant and attract thousands of readers.
The event is organized in collaboration with the Leonardo Sciascia Foundation.