The Fondazione Donnaregina for contemporary art presents the exhibition ‘Astarte’s Cosmic Symphony’ by Lebanese artist Zena el Khalil, curated by Marina Guida and in collaboration with the Galleria Giorgio Persano and the Fondazione Merz in Turin.
Zena el Khalil (London, 1976), artist, writer, sacred activist and instructor of Nāda Yoga, works with a variety of media including painting, installation and performance, dedicating her research to building a culture of peace through universal love, compassion, forgiveness and empathy.
The exhibition consists of a series of works on paper and canvas that are the result of the artist’s reflections on Sacred Geometry. A second room hosts an immersive sound installation, a special live orchestra composed of living plants – to which electrodes are connected that transform the electrical impulses of plants into sound audible to the human ear – accompanies the public in the purity of the sound of Mother Nature, ensuring that visitors tune in to the natural rhythm of the Universe that is within and around the human body.
The artist believes that if humanity is able to connect to the vibrational energy of the cosmos through the use of sound, as foreseen by the practices of Nāda Yoga, then it could aspire to the attainment of a universal harmonic state and arrive at the idea suggested by the mystics of all ages that “All is One”.