Pray for Seamen is an artistic research project by Francesco Bellina and Stefano Liberti, curated by Izabela Moren, narrating the situation of the seas, the ports, and the small-scale fisheries in Tunisia, Ghana, and Sicily through encounters with fishermen on the ground.Although the fishermen of the Sicilian, Tunisian, and Ghanaian coasts are a central component of the local economy and cultural identity, they are all exposed to the same global dynamics. Bellina gives us a diverse panorama of three landscapes by documenting their similar practices and struggles.
The exhibition is open from 16 June to 24 September 2023.
Winner of the 10th Edition of the Italian Council by the Italian Ministry of Culture. Produced by Fondazione Studio Rizoma, the final work will be acquired by the Ecomuseo Mare Memoria Viva in Palermo.