Started in Puglia Region, a project that has its roots deep in the cultural treasures preserved in Museums of Apulia, various discoveries, symbols and icons of the region.
This symbolism is artistically processed by Tarshito and his team, acquiring contemporary value and becoming an integral part of the artwork. The same concept will be expressed by an artist in the traditional style of the place in which they live, Tarshito will travel to this place to unite the artwork.
The Puglia Region meets other cultures on a basis of similarities and reflecting symbolism. A union between different traditions with similar cultural roots.
“The Camp of the Wayfarers in Love”
“The camp of the wayfarers in love” is a continuation of Tarshito’s past project “The Path of the Wayfarer in love”, In which he travels around the world to complete a 10,8 meter long painted scroll, discovering and working with traditional artists/artisans he meets during his travels. “The camp of the wayfarers in love” is collective art project in which Tarshito travels to seven other countries to collaborate with artists from different cultures creating artworks in the form of painted tents…
The tents are half painted by Tarshito and his team in Italy, then like a turtle that carries its home on its back, he travels with the tent to meet and collaborate with people from other cultures in the world, traveling to places where the other artist that he meets will contribute on the other half of the tent, concluding with a spiritual celebration ceremony, an exhibition, an offering to the Divine – the union between cultures, and a professional video maker collects video material.
Thailand was the first step of my journey through seven nations. (September 2022).
In the first stage of the project, curated by Veronica Caciolli Tarshito collaborated with the artists Inson Wongsam and Rampad Kothkaew and the work was exhibited in River City, Bangkok in the presence of the Italian Ambassador in Thailand Lorenzo Galanti.
The next stages of the project will take place in India between late October and December 2022, where a tent will be painted in Bhopal with Venkat Raman Shing Shyam, a Gond Art painter, another tent will be painted with, Kazim Khatri, in Bagh print craft technique, another with the Chitrakar family in West Bengal, Patua painting, Sujith, Bhavan Murals painting in Kerela, Bachche Lal Prajapati of the Kashi school in Varanasi, and Baua Devi, Mithila traditional art in Dehli.
Another 5 countries will be visited by Tarshito until the middle of 2024.
“The Camp of the Wayfarers in Love”, aimed at artistically meeting with custodians of traditions and ancestral values. The fundament of this art practice is the study and knowledge of the symbolism of Apulia Region (Italy) and uniting them with international cultural symbols.
The tents are microcosms and welcoming places where souls meet to express their spirituality through art, a safeguarding place for every creature, a practice, a prayer, an act of radical hospitality that becomes a source of blessing. The tent is a concept beyond any religion and belongs to all cultures in order to create safe spaces for discernment, dialogue, rest, study, and a shelter that connects all of us wayfarers in love.