On Saturday 23 June 2012 - no longer on Saturday 16th as previously announced, due to technical reasons - the major event marking the start of the Sorrento cultural summer season, the exhibition “La Casa Madre” will be inaugurated. The exhibition of works by sculptor Mimmo Paladino and photographer Antonio Biasiucci will occupy the halls of Villa Fiorentino in Sorrento from 23 June to 30 September 2012. “La Casa Madre” by Mimmo Paladino and Antonio Biasiucci is the first large exhibition organised by Eduardo Cicelyn outside the MADRE Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, where he was the founder and director for seven years. Fifty works, a combination of photographs, sculptures and paintings, will grace the internal and external facilities of Villa Fiorentino, home to Fondazione Sorrento. An important exhibition, stemming from a meeting between Mimmo Paladino and the photographer Antonio Biasiucci, two artists with the Sorrento area as their inspiration “in common”, “La Casa Madre” being the perfect follow-up to the cooperation that began with Napolincroce (Madre Museum 2008). “In the exhibition,” organiser Eduardo Cicelyn explains, “which was planned as an adventurous, unique ‘site specific’ work, the photos, paintings and sculptures of Paladino and Biasiucci are displayed as a form of mind play with flashbacks and secret associations with the original scenario of the house, as a sacred enclosure for the eternal ‘coming home’ of everyday life. Figures, objects, signs, maybe familiar, maybe abstract, perhaps even friendly or hostile, dance around from one room to the next, bumping into or ignoring each other, saying something or staying quiet, withdrawing into the shadows or challenging the light as an incumbent presence: art in its most liberal expression will move from room to room in the house as a blustery wind or light breeze, recalling old tales or maybe events yet to happen, ghosts never seen but always feared, not forgetting to look through the window, lean out towards the garden, the clean air, the oranges, the land and the other lives that surround us.