It is about sharing and awareness, responsibility and emotion. The catalogue of Jasmine Pignatelli’s exhibition, which took place at the MUSMA in Matera and was curated by Tommaso Evangelista, (12th October 2019 – 12th January 2020), explains the genesis of Heimat. Tiny pieces of land, picked up from symbolic places of a dramatic and complex human and inhuman history, are guarded in an iron cube, the personification of a collective memory.
Inside the volume the images and stories of the land of Alfredino’s well and the ones of the School of Barbiana alternate with those of the Tamburi district of Taranto or with those of the tree dedicated to Giovanni Falcone. Therefore all of them define Heimat, a German word whose meaning is “Homeland” which also implies in itself a strong collective emotional component.