The column “Who’s Next?” returns to talk about a brilliant and multifaceted young woman who lived in the last century who, since the posthumous publication of her work, has never ceased to be at the center of exhibitions, books and television broadcasts. Her life was even told in a movie, “Charlotte” by director Frans Weisz in 1981. It is precisely Charlotte Salomon, a Berlin Jewish artist, author of a totally unique and innovative work that challenges the relationship between fiction and reality, as it is already evident in the title: “Life? Or theater? ”, in the original language “Leben? Oder Theater? Ein Singespiel “. Read more →
The colour as a means of pictorial experimentations and communicative expressions. The use of atypical materials, including mirrors or sponges, that widen the traditional boundaries of the painting mode. The young italian painter Lorenzo Pace outlines in his works intimate stories, questioning about suggestive and, in return, collective, current issues. Read more →
Since it is not only female artists who are forgotten, “Who’s Next?” decided to write about a young male artist, whose modern approach to painting can be defined ante litteram, and his personal story has fueled the myth of the mad painter. This is Gino Rossi, a figure unjustly ignored by the artistic world in toto, but even by the young generations of painters who instead owe him so much. Read more →
The power of Nature to self-generate and dominate the human action, represents one of the main subjects dealt by Francesca Romana Pinzari in her artistic path. The artist uses a varied series of media including painting, sculpture, performance, video and installations in order to examine concepts such as the individual and collective memory, and reveal intimate and, to a certain extent, ancestral stories.
This time “Who’s next?” is dedicated to one of the most eclectic female talents of the Italian twentieth century, wrongly underestimated. We refer to Anna Banti, nom de plume of the versatile Lucia Lopresti, art historian, literary, theater and film critic, translator and, above all, Italian writer of the last century. And it is precisely this overlapping of artistic contexts, together with feminine and autobiographical themes, that will make her modus scrivendi original and unique for the literary landscape of the time.Read more →
Can photography have such a figurative ability to tell the temporality of existence? Greg Sand, an American artist/photographer who uses found photographs with the aim to explore concepts like memory, absence, loss and death, seems to feel the need to answer to this question. In fact, in his works these themes emerge through a manipulation of images that gives back an almost surreal connection between the existing figure depicted in the photo and the consequent inescapable vacuum to which it is destined. Read more →
The value of the photographic image reviewed through the abstract language of collage. The works of the British artist Hannah Hughes consist of assembled and deconstructed parts with the aim to examine in depth the meaning of a modern visual culture that seems more than ever fragmented and artificial. Read more →
Our column “Who’s Next?” turns the attention to a woman whose artistic style had the power to change contemporary art forever. We are talking about Eva Hesse, an American sculptor of Jewish origin who, during her short career, reinvented and revolutionized the language of sculpture, making use of a chaotic aesthetic process, bordering on the eccentric, in which emerge intensely the notions of physicality and sensitivity.
With her sculptural works integrated in natural environments, Ayşegül Altunok creates immersive and unexpected sensations. Let’s talk about it with the artist.
Your work is structured through a series of sculptures/installations whithin natural spaces where they seem to represent in a certain way projections of the human existence, and at the same time they have the tendency to pass the limit of this very same experience. Can you tell us how these projects are conceived and how your creative process is developed?Read more →