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'Elisabetta Di Maggio. Natura quasi trasparente', exhibition view, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, 2017
 

Almost Trasparent Nature

Hidden within its historical rooms and ancient art collection, Fondazione Querini Stampalia unveils the site-specific project of Elisabetta di Maggio. #BiennaleArte2017

 

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Elisabetta Di Maggio has spent a lot of time within the Querini Stampalia rooms to create her site-specific project for the 57th Venice Art Biennale. “Almost Transparent Nature” is spread throughout the museum space from the Portico – the place in the Venetian palace reserved to the public – to the private rooms which lie beyond the entrance corridor. In the Museum Portego, the artist’s work invades the space and creates a relationship with past and present time, placing the viewer inside a visual alienation. The nature which now ‘occupies’ the museum is presented as a germinating and living element in a space frozen by history. Elisabetta Di Maggio repeats the rite of life and its inexorable spread both in the large paper surfaces and in the fragile perforated leaves.

 

As always for the artist, the manual gesture is a fundamental part of the work itself, capable of conjoining an artisanal tradition, which has been passed down to us and which has contributed to rendering places unique, with a lengthy creation time, which is an essential and conceptual condition for her.

Elisabetta Di Maggio. 'Almost transparent Nature', exhibition view, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, 2017

Elisabetta Di Maggio. "Almost transparent Nature", exhibition view, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, 2017

As the artist says: “I have based my research on the concept of time in ected in all its forms, to the extent that I have made time itself the real substance of my work. Memory and its strati cations have always been a source of inspiration for our existence, giving us precious clues and provoking mental short circuits that ideas spring from...”.

Elisabetta Di Maggio. 'Almost transparent Nature', exhibition view, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, 2017

Elisabetta Di Maggio. "Almost transparent Nature", exhibition view, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, 2017


until 24 September 2017
Elisabetta Di Maggio. Natura quasi trasparente
curated by Chiara Bertola
Fondazione Querini Stampalia
Santa Maria Formosa, Venezia