This fine creation is called “Legami” and it is located in Lioni on the facade of the railway station. The work, signed by the artist Antonio Sena, former artistic director of the Bagout – Biennale Angelo Garofalo review, is part of the “Irpinia 1980-2020, author’s perspectives” project written and created by the social promotion association La Prediletta.
“Legami”, playing with double reading and therefore with the meaning of the title depending on where the accent is placed (in Italian means: “link “or “tie me”), is a starting point for reflection on the condition of women, in Italy, from the time of the great migration to the new continent, to today.
“Sometimes the fundamental issues of modern society recur cyclically, like seismic waves, which spread at regular intervals and move the earth – explains the artist Antonio Sena -. Proxy marriage was in widespread use from the early 1900s to the 1970s, especially in southern Italy. Men who emigrated to the Americas or Australia relied on their mothers who remained in Italy to find a “good” wife with whom to create a family. Once married, the woman could reach her husband, leave what tied her to his territory to start a new life as a wife “.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Irpinia earthquake, La Prediletta decided to propose during the year 2020 a series of cultural initiatives that will act as stages of approach to the anniversary, linked to the theme of the recovery of internal areas in an innovative key, telling what thanks to art and murals is now, and may become in the future, the town of Lioni, one of the most affected by the 1980s earthquake.
The project is carried out with the support of the Campania Region, in collaboration with the Municipality of Lioni and the Italian railway network.