Rose is a rose is a rose… wrote Gertrude Stein in the early twentieth century. This is not the mere observation that something is what it is, since even a simple word like “rose” evokes many different associations of images and emotions.
The Venetian painter Andrea Rosara chose the technique of abstract expressionism to represent the distance between himself and the world. At the same time it translates into shapes and colors all those filters that each of us activates to relate to others. He uses recycled materials such as nets, plastics, metal flakes found in the industrial area of Marghera near Mestre (VE) to make molds with which to imprint colored figures on the canvas.
ANNA PIRATTI AND SILVIA GRIBAUDI
Anna Piratti and Silvia Gribaudi have created a traveling installation that is touring Italy and Europe: 800 naked “Barbie” dolls, abandoned on the ground or closed in plastic bags. A work that wants to denounce all the violence that undermines and wounds the dignity, identity and life of women. This installation is often presented as interactive: the public is asked to dress the dolls, in a sort of repairing act towards the female world. Here at the Spazio Lazzari the artistic representation is instead presented as self-contained, without the involvement of the public and therefore deprived of the relational dynamics with human beings. In the eyes of the spectator, only the dramatic scene of hundreds of undressed Barbies thrown to the ground appears. The feeling you get when you look at them is that of a profound, very bitter impotence. The same feeling when faced with so many women who are victims of violence and never listened to, helped in time to save them.
ROSE IS A ROSE
ANDREA ROSARA + ANNA PIRATTI & SILVIA GRIBAUDI
SPAZIO LAZZARI – TREVISO
01.09.2021 – 30.11.2021