Triennale Milano
Photo: DSL Studio © Triennale Milano
Exhibition

Lesotho Lesotho Water Realms. A visual research on geopolitics, society and rituals

July 15 – December 11 2022
When we think of sub-Saharan Africa we often form a fairly well defined collective image. With its quite small surface however, Lesotho displays a variety of landscape that tackles any naturalistic african cliché. What defines this  landscape? What are the limits between human intervention and the nature of its plateaus? Lesotho Water Realms. A visual research on geopolitics, society and rituals observes Lesotho through the bodies of water that cross its soil, considering water as the center of the land’s identity, visible yet not accessible to everyone. The project offers the visitor three different views over the element, considering it as part of a landscape, through the infrastructure of the dams, as a human necessity and as a immaterial value during the sacred Basotho rituals. Each of this perspectives unfolds through a selection of iconographic materials that are meant to give the public a fragmented image of Africa and its landscapes, preventing any impulse towards uniformityand to favor an open approach on Lesotho’s story.
Credits
Organising body: Rise International Curators: Luca Astorri, Daniela Gusman, Matteo Poli Dastu Exhibition design: Giada Zuan   Team: Marco Imperadori, Retsepile Rammoko, Mokhethi Rampeta, Valentina Riverso

Highlights

Katse dam, Matteo Poli, AOUMM
Katse dam, Matteo Poli, AOUMM

Archives and collection

Installazione luminosa "Luce spaziale" di Lucio Fontana sul soffitto dello Scalone d’onore. Nel vestibolo del primo piano, decorazione parietale di Bruno Cassinari
Installazione luminosa "Luce spaziale" di Lucio Fontana sul soffitto dello Scalone d’onore. Nel vestibolo del primo piano, decorazione parietale di Bruno Cassinari
Veduta notturna del Palazzo dell'Arte ripreso dalla Torre Lsittoria
Veduta notturna del Palazzo dell'Arte ripreso dalla Torre Lsittoria
Interno del Tunnel Pneu, progetto di Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’urbino e Paolo Lomazzi
Interno del Tunnel Pneu, progetto di Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’urbino e Paolo Lomazzi
Veduta della Torre Littoria
Veduta della Torre Littoria