When art reveals human frailties/Tishk Barzanji

When art reveals human frailties/Tishk Barzanji

Human interactions and emotions represented through the deconstruction of space and colors, the inconsistency of outlines, and the indecipherability of bodies. The Kurdish artist Tishk Barzanji illustrations make use of surrealism and modernism to depict human figures within unreal and cinematic scenarios and interiors, who at the same time seem trapped in uneasiness and impasse. Read more

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Who’s next?… Sibilla Aleramo

Who’s next?… Sibilla Aleramo

Written by Valentina Biondini, literature amateur

“Why Have There Been No Great Female Artists?” was the title of a famous essay by the American Linda Nochlin, an essay that still has all its charm. It was 1971 and Nochlin, an art history teacher at Vassar College in New York, had thought of shedding light on one of the dark sides of her subject: the reason why the stage of visual arts had always been trodden, with a few rare exceptions, by male artists. Read more

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Paola Agosti/When photography is memory

Paola Agosti/When photography is memory

Interview with the italian photograher who in over forty years of professional activity, has documented the great female achievements and the social and political transformations of Italy and the world.

How did your career in photography begin? And what was it like for a woman to work in photography at that time?

My career started by chance. After attending the Arts High School and, for a brief period only, the Fine Arts Academy in Turin, the city where I was born in 1947, in 1968 I moved to Rome where I found a job as apprentice in a graphic studio. I was appointed to the darkroom and I met lots of photographers. Read more

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The Vagina Museum

The Vagina Museum

Written by Elisa Locati, expert in Museum Studies

In the past few months, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #metoo movement that has been trending on social media ever since, the position of the woman in every aspect of society has been put under direct scrutiny in a new social and political light. Thanks to the newfound interest of the public in the subject and the countless stories highlighting the unhealthy chauvinistic culture that surfaced in the news and on social media, a not-so-quiet revolution has started taking place and transform our concept of the woman and her position in society. Read more

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