Open dialogues: interview with Silvia Levenson

by Margaret Sgarra

Through complex and emblematic works of art with an installation nature, the artist Silvia Levenson investigates the complexity of today’s society, reflecting on the critical issues and problems of the present, with a particular reference to the condition of women within both family and society. Her works, made of glass, are as crude as immediate, highlighting gender discrimination, the importance of solidarity and the fight against violence without half measures. Read more

Margaret Sgarra/A curatorial perspective

Alice Biondin, “So, this our power, are you scared?”

In the heterogeneous world of art, what other figure combines emotion, discovery, resourcefulness, trepidation, if not that of the curator? An eclectic, versatile, often complicated job, in which as well as the knowledge, it is passion that plays an essential role, that pushes you to get involved, and to make you live as many realities as possible. And in addition to constantly questioning, seeing the nuances through different angles, and finally creating, managing, celebrating. An “artistic” activity which we follow and pursue, and that is also carried out by the Turin-based Margaret Sgarra, who recently curated the exhibition entitled #penelope in Perugia.

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Elena Modorati/Conceptual art which reveals the depth of existence

Omphalos

Sometimes concepts such as memory or time pass through a path of creation that finds in matter new possibilities of reflection. In this way the artistic research can investigate issues related to the ambiguity and vulnerability of the human condition, the transcendence of reality and present, the relationship between the visible and the invisible. This creative process characterizes the works of Elena Modorati, a conceptual artist who, through an intimate and minimalist approach, manages to shape not just the perception of existence, but also of art itself. Read more

Who’s next…? Romana Loda

Who’s next…? Romana Loda

Written by Valentina Biondini, literature amateur

“Who’s Next?”. We answer this question by dealing with a person whose talent found expression not thanks to her own works, but through the identification, enhancement and display of other people’s artworks, especially other women. We refer to Romana Loda, an eclectic, ingenious and energetic woman, who in the 1970s founded the Multimedia Gallery in the small village of Erbusco, then moved to Brescia. Read more

Rollo Bryant/Design meets nature: an open conversation

Rollo Bryant/Design meets nature: an open conversation

The sculptures-objects by Rollo Bryant, a Dutch designer, incorporate the immediacy of freehand work with digital simulation, and are the result of a research that focuses in particular on the integration between the functionality and aesthetics of the object, organic and natural structures. In fact, Bryant’s works pay particular attention to the innovation of materials, the composition of the texture and the lighting. Read more