Silence is noisy in Savina Capecci’s paintings

by Romina Ciulli and Carole Dazzi

Imperfect like pure amber

Savina Capecci’s artistic universe is made up of bright and powerful colours, and tells stories related to contemporary society through an ironic, if not downright unreal, perspective. Indeed, in her work the protagonists seem to live a detached existence within an imaginary that always remains suspended between two dimensions: the experiential and the natural. Read more

Open dialogues: interview with Barbara Pavan

by Margaret Sgarra

The Soft Revolution, a cura di Barbara Pavan – Museo del Tessile di Busto Arsizio

Born in Monza and raised in Biella among looms and yarns, Barbara Pavan is a curator and art critic specialized in fiber art. The passion for the yarn has led her to design and curate exhibitions, art projects, catalogs and thematic blogs, thus becoming a reference point for textile expressive forms.

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Sharon Harris/The evocative fascination of pinhole photography

by Romina Ciulli & Carole Dazzi

Un-travelling #13

Sometimes a photograph taken with naturalness is enough to show the hidden side of reality or emotions, where the images, even if not very defined, appear incredibly sharp and engaging. This is what happens with the pinhole photography, one of the first techniques used in the photography, which doesn’t use lenses or objectives but, through a small pinhole, it generates images where gaze regains possession of a sensory tale that is extraordinary every time. The American photographer Sharon Harris uses this technique, and her photographs depict ethereal, sensual female figures, captured in surreal atmospheres and eccentric attitudes. Read more

Who’s next?…Hannah Höch 

by Valentina Biondini, literature amateur

The beautiful girl

Hannah Höch, stage name of Anna Therese Johanne Höch, was born in Gotha, Germany, in 1889. Mainly known for the work she produced during the Weimar Republic, today she is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century Dadaist season and a pioneer in the technique of photomontage. Hannah Höch is in fact the woman who innovated the collage technique, elaborating images taken from different types of magazines, in a continuous cross-reference of political-cultural ideas. Read more

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