Feminism in Italian Contemporary Art: Silvia GIAMBRONE and Marinella SENATORE

2 October - 9 November 2019

Performances at the gallery:

  • Marinella Senatore. Protest Forms: Memory and Celebration. Public opinion descends upon the demonstrators, Friday 4 October at 7pm and Saturday 5 October at 11am
  • Silvia Giambrone. TRAUM, 2 November 2019 at 11am

 

In a special collaboration with Marinella SENATORE and gallery artist Silvia GIAMBRONE, this exhibition brings together two leading artists to explore Feminism in Italian Contemporary Art. Curated by Paola Ugolini, the exhibition is a visual representation of struggle, resistance and growing awareness in the belief that art can trigger a constructive dialogue–overcoming differences in gender, class, race and religion.

 

Works in the exhibition will represent two aspects of the feminine: on the one hand the home–the domestic environment, that warm nest of family intimacy that all too often, rather than providing a shelter from the world, can become a deadly trap of inevitable frustrations and conflicts. On the other hand: activism, the street, slogans, songs, banners, marches, raised fists or hands joined high over the head to form a triangle–that symbolic and powerful gesture that appeared during the late 1970s, then disappeared and now, finally, has reappeared in recent demonstrations.