Scenes of Exchange

Artist: Leone Contini
painting | Collection of drawings | 2018

Scenes of Exchange is a series of charcoal and pastel drawings describing the presence of West Africa in Italy through episodes of daily life. These intimate scenes highlight and give value to seemingly hidden associations, primarily based on trade, objects, ideas, and travellers through connections that foster exchange, making a tribute to Palermo’s cosmopolitan history. Scenes of Exchange offers public and private perspectives through portraits that reveal to us the great potential that can discovered by observing those who are ordinarily misunderstood and ignored.


Manifesta 12 | 2018.06.18 - 2018.11.04 | Chiesa dei SS Euno e Giuliano(Italy) | Oratorio della “Madonna Rifugio dei Peccatori Pentiti”(Italy) | Oratorio di San Lorenzo(Italy) | Orto Botanico(Italy) | Palazzo Ajutamicristo(Italy) | Palazzo Butera(Italy) | Palazzo Costantino(Italy) | Palazzo Forcella De Seta(Italy) | Palazzo Trinacria(Italy)