The exhibition took place in London at Hoxton 253 from 11th to 17th October 2019 in London.
For Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness means paying attention, but in a special way: “with intention, in the present moment, in a non-judgmental way”: cultivating a full presence in the experience of the moment. It is an antidote to modern fears, fears of encountering reality in an increasingly digital world in which we become disaccustomed to being here and now, always connected to another place and time, where we feel the need to represent ourselves continuously but always in a superficial way. In this context, the Mindfulness exhibition challenged the artists to break down the walls of fears, illusions and superficialities in order to reach the essence of reality through art, to appreciate it and appreciate themselves as they are here and now.
The exhibition welcomed artists from 11 countries and received the patronage of the Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee di Napoli (Museo Madre), Regione Campania, Università Suor Orsola Benincasa and the Fondazione Valenzi.
Artists on display: Constantin Apostol – Lotsopa (Romania), Claudio Barbugli (Italy), Franco Bulfarini (Italy), Caterina Caldora (Italy), Stevan Cigaridov (Macedonia), Alina Ciuciu (Italy), Paul Delannée (France), Daniela Delle Fratte “DiDiF” (Italy), Anna Di Maria (Italy), Eivor Ewalds (Finland), Mario Formica (Italy), Waltraud Gemein (Germany), Monika Hartl (Austria), Pia Kintrup (Germany), Rada Koleva-Genova (Bulgaria), Erich Kovar (Austria), Benita Martin (Germany), Marta Melniczuk (Germany), Benita Merkle (Germany), Attila Olasz (Hungary), Maria Rita Onofri (Italy), Britta Ortiz (Denmark), Marco Randazzo (Italy), Alessio Serpetti (Italy), Elin Steffensen (Denmark), Erna Ucar (Turkey).
Art Curators: Rossella Bellan, Giulia Mazzilli and Antonietta Panico.
Graphic design : Antonio Imparato
Set up project: Giulio Bellan
Catalogue texts : Franca Esposito (psychotherapist) and Caterina Franciosi (art historian)