Who’s next?… Anna Banti

Who’s next?… Anna Banti

Written by Valentina Biondini, literature expert

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

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Greg Sand//The photography of absence

Greg Sand//The photography of absence

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

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Who’s next?… Eva Hesse

Who’s next?… Eva Hesse

Written by Valentina Biondini, literature amateur

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.

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Aysegul Altunok/Installations-space: an experiential bond

Aysegul Altunok/Installations-space: an experiential bond

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

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Andrea Carpita / The portrait as abstraction of the form

Andrea Carpita / The portrait as abstraction of the form

Interview with the young Italian painter who experiments diverse iconographic techniques to reread the art of figurative representation.

Photography, digital image and painting are three closely linked phases through which your work is structured. Can you tell us about it?

These three elements (photography, digital image, painting) are in fact the three chronological phases around which each painting generally develops. Read more

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Shira Gold / Landscape portraits: an intimate journey through grief, rediscovery and change

Shira Gold / Landscape portraits: an intimate journey through grief, rediscovery and change

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

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Who’s next?… Ketty La Rocca

Who’s next?… Ketty La Rocca

Written by Valentina Biondini, literature amateur

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

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Dellaclà/The art of self-representation

Dellaclà/The art of self-representation

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

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