Year: 2017 – ongoing
Device: REFLEX CANON A1
Concept and photography: Gaia Adducchio
Curated by: Luisa Briganti
The project here proposed is based on analog photos. Print size: 8×12 cm, with passé-partout 25×25. All the prints are gelatin silver prints on baryta paper and sepia toned, realized by the author herself.
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“How much does humankind know about itself? According to what experience tells us, very little. Therefor we still have much space for subconscious mind.”
Gustav Jung – ” The archetypes and the collective unconscious “- 1977
I like to think of a piece of art as a creature in a fair through which an artist exposes him/herself in the attempt of communicating thoughts and feelings born from an expressive urge otherwise difficult to deal with, in an ambiguous condition of vulnerability and self-satisfaction. A way of exposing oneself for which it feels worth asking for great sacrifices both to oneself and to others, at the mercy of an occasional voyeuristic public with, as if staring at a freak show, ambivalent feelings swinging between identification and distance.
I chose ballet dancing because among the artistic forms it’s the one that in a more emblematic key is hiding beyond its grace and harmony a strength, an almost violent discipline over body and soul. I chose the masks in order to transform, as usual, my subjects into only apparently objectified archetypes. I chose the double exposure with the wall because to me there is no attempt of human expression that transcends the ferocious battle against death and oblivion.
Festival & Exhibitions
August 2022 – is part of the collective exhibition “Fuori Luogo 3” by Carlo Gallerati for Galleria Gallerati in Forte Marghera, Mestre (Venice), Italy
January 2022 – solo exhibition “Femminile Singolare: Ritratti di famiglia e altre storie” by Virgilio Patarini is shown at the Museo di Nadro in Ceto, Valcamonica, Italy
November 2021 – among the projects shown at the solo exhibition during Prague Photo 2021 curated by Luisa Briganti and Gabriele Agostini, artistic director Iva Nesvadbova, Prague, Czech Republic
August/October 2021 – is shown during the Biennale d’arte in Valcamonica “Arcaico Contemporaneo” for the curatorship of Virgilio Patarini, selection made by the art historian Beatrice Luzi
November 2019 – for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women as solo artist to show at the Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica dell’Università degli studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
October 2019 – is shown at Salon d’Automne in Paris
September 2019 – among the projects shown during the solo exhibition “Totem” curated by the art historian Beatrice Luzi at Art G.A.P. Gallery, Rome, Italy
August 2019 – is part of the collective exhibition “Fuori Luogo” by Carlo Gallerati for Galleria Gallerati in Forte Marghera, Mestre (Venice), Italy
March 2019 – among the projects shown during the solo exhibition “Fin qui” curated by Luisa Briganti at Kromart Gallery, Rome, Italy
February 2019 – is shown at the Grand Palais in Paris during the Salon Comparaisons exhibition
October 2018 – attends the eight edition of Cascina Farsetti Art, at Palazzo Velli Expo, in Rome
April 2018 – international debut at the Prague Photo 2018, Czech Republic