Professor Marina Buening will be exhibiting in a new group exhibition in Rome during September and October in a very particular location, Porti Imperiali di Claudio e Trainao, the ancient harbor of Rome.

Professor Buening has exhibited her works across the world, but this unique location has proved particularly inspirational. Describing her work, titled All Roads lead to Rome, sometimes passing Lampedusa, Professor Buening stated "Boats are used at all times by people to move outside their borders, to discover new land and different people, from the Wikinger, Greeks to Romans. The people who arrived in ancient Rome or Italy brought their culture and their habits. The immigrants come with boats over the sea. Also, they bring their cultures and ideas with them. Perhaps not accepted, neglected, and also not being welcomed."

"To emphasize, the importance of this sort of exchange over the centuries till now on the stone plate is written 'per mare transmigrantibus carmen' - a song for all who migrated over the sea“. "I got the idea with the boats inspired by the ancient Roman harbor. The ships arrived, were repaired, and went out again. I’m from the north sea and lived for a long time in Hamburg, a harbor city, and was always fascinated by the harbor. After I arrived in Italy, I worked for a certain period with boats in different ways, perhaps also a symbol for crossing borders, being in a different culture with a bit of nostalgic thought about from where I came."

Exhibition details:
Porti Imperiali di Claudio e Traiano
Parco archeologico di Ostia antica Via Portuense 2329, Fiumicino (RM)
September 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Green Pass required