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 →
The canadian photographer Shira Gold creates images that in their scenic isolation try to combine aspects such as stillness and beauty with those of pain and suffering. Drawing to her experiences of woman, daughter and mother, Shira faces the frequently tormented vicissitudes of our existence, by means of acts of exploration, rediscovery and wonder. Read more →
This time the “Who’s Next?” column is dedicated to a peculiar Italian artist whose artworks developed between the 1960s and 1970s in our country. Then she was consigned to oblivion at least until the early 2000s, when some scholars recovered her memory. We are talking about Ketty La Rocca, whose purpose was giving to art the task of defining the relationship with reality and its knowledge. She had a scratchy, intimate and personal female gaze, but also capable of turning into universal. Read more →
The eclectic Italian artist talks about her way of exploring human instability through the stillness of objects.
Starting point of your projects are often animals remains (such as bones, horns, skulls, etc.) that are manipulated and carved throught the use of different techniques. What does this creative process mean?
The precariousness of existence, the metamorphosis, the change. The shape and the usual content of the animals remains acquire diverse archaic meanings, even basing on the experience of who watches them. Read more →
Interview with the Italian artist who uses the elements of nature to express an inner dimension.
Where does the choice of using natural materials as artistic expression come from? And what is the method by which the creative process of your work develops?
My research is always focused on nature observation. I was born and grow in a little town situated on the sea of Tuscan Maremma and surely my roots are at the base of my innate interest toward the natural world. I’ve always tried to observe the landscape reproducing it in an original and evocative way, without ever being too much tied to reality. Read more →
In the second episode of the “Who’s Next?” column, we are going to focus our imaginary camera on an Italian woman who successfully moved into the fields of screenplay and direction, in the first two decades of the last century. This woman goes under the name of Elvira Notari and she is universally known as the first Italian film director and one of the first in the world (together with Alice Guy-Blaché, French director and film producer). Read more →
Interview with the author of the short film presented at the Venice Film Festival.
On September 5th in the occasion of the 76a Venice International Film Festival, the Venice Production Bridge presented Il Futuro del Corto d’Autore, Autori Fedic di ieri e di oggi, within of which they played the short film La nascita di Zelda by Gabriele Gasparotti. Read more →