Délio Jasse & Kiluanji Kia Henda | 'Il Cono d'Ombra' at Castel Nuovo in Napoli

Galeria Filomena Soares is pleased to anounce that Délio Jasse and Kiluanij Kia Henda are participating since 25 June at the Il Cono d’Ombra: Decolonial Narratives of Overseas exhibition, curated by Marco Scotini, at Castel Nuovo | Maschio Angioino, in Napoli.

Il Cono d’Ombro was conceived by Andrea Aragosa for Black Tarantella (Napoli) and FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea (Milano), in collaboration with the University of Napoli “L’Orientale”, sponsored by the Naples Council, Campania Region, and by the Mostra D’Oltremare.

«Despite the fact that, today, the removal of Italy’s colonial past has been compensated by a wealth of historic and academic studies compared to twenty years ago, the Il Cono d’Ombra exhibition is stimulated by the need to discover further (more experimental and less established) conceptual categories where they are not counter-narrative or decolonial representations which allow a rethinking of this historic experience in a changed socio-political context. Far from being a contested inheritance, Fascist colonial politics in Italy have been the subject of very few exhibition opportunities and very few critical reconfigurations of the collected museum objects.

The happy coincidence of being set up again in Naples, within the same monument complex, that which was the authentic foretaste (premise and general rehearsal) of the Imperial Triennale of the Italian Overseas Territories in 1940, appears as a fundamental opportunity to be able to act within that experience, over and beyond any historically correct and plausible reading of it. This is no longer a reconstruction of a collection of facts in order to integrate them into common knowledge. What is at stake is the very possibility of allowing that otherness which, for centuries, has represented a ‘shadow cone’ of civilization which the West has always addressed in a paternalistic manner as something to be emancipated.»

in FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea


Until 25 August 2022

Monday to Saturday from 10AM to 5PM