Galleria d'Arte
Raffaella De Chirico

Via Giolitti, 52

Via della Rocca, 19

10123 Torino

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Intimate and Political

From 28/01/2021 To 13/03/2021

Women, family, refugees, women assassinations, abuses, migrations, violence, denied freedom. These are the main themes of the four artists work involved in the group-show Intimate and Political; to this list, two more could be added, "simultaneity" and "responsibility", features that allowed to create the exhibit during a particular period when politics overwhelmingly has come back to people daily life, to give a solution for a worldwide state of emergency.
Tragic events are shown through numbers and daily update; the exhibit Intimate and Political tries to bring history to a more individual dimension, reducing the impact of insensitive statistcs calculations related to human being, but so efficient from a political and informative point of view.
All remained intimate and everything went back to being political. During a period where reports of violence against women rise, people are more intolerant to refugees and minorities, society is divided on vaccines and schools and familes disagree regarding on didactics, Media and Social Networks spread a grotesque and delirious performance of contemporary art where we are all involved.

Regarding Claudia Hans (Mexico City, 1976. Works and lives in Mexico City), on display a selection of works that belongs to the project Silent Songs, where the artist intervenes on pages and images of the book "Songs for my Grandmother". The pages used by the artist were unbounded from the book, then she intervened the texts and completed them with photographs and images transforming the book in a current piece to narrate simultaneously part of her grandmother's life, what happened during the Holocaust and her emigration to Mexico.
Through the pages of the book and its new narration, it is possible to observe the parallelism between today's situation in Mexico and her origin Country, Germany. The reality is that many of the things that happened at that time continue to happen nowadays; intolerance, racism, inequality, violence, extreme measures, discrimination and pointing against minorities. We are part of a world full of physical borders and intangible frontiers.

The work of Eugenia Martinez (Monterrey, Mexico, 1976. Lives and works in Mexico City), highlights how patriarchal system and power are constantly present in both intimate daily life as politically and economically. The vintage images reveal brides who are still little girls, families, groups of men but we are forced to observe them by the glass overlapped on the print, which is an essential part of the artwork. On that, the artist works on a visual level (images are surrounded by the artist words, obsessively written on the glass) and with a semantic proposal too: phrases pronunciated by corrupted politicians or by women treated as slaves, often murdered because of their refusal to fulfill their "duties".
Statistics related to femicide and disappearing women are sadly famous and show us a terrible and rising overview.

Nico Mingozzi (Portomaggiore, FE, 1976. Lives and works in Borghi, FC) works on vintage prints since 2010, chosing in particular those of the early XX Century, where the images of women, couple and family are fixedly austere, inexpressive or pretend to be expressive, costantly striking a pose.
Mingozzi violently destroys any idea of politically correct family, the severe figures shatter because of artist's cuts, scratches, sexual symbols, metallic inserts. The identity, the sexual one included, is totally overturned and overwhelmed. The crisis of the traditional family is under our eyes, the "horror" for the safety of the house intended as nest, too.
New generation families require new laws regarding family rights, create new economical dynamics and concretely subvert an ethical which is so far from current needs.

Claudia Virginia Vitari (Torino, 1978. Lives and works in Berlin) focuses since the beginning her work on long term projects of research and collaboration about social themes as criminality, detention, people with menthal desease diagnosis, refugees and asylum seekers. Her large installations are accompanied by drawings and silkscreens (these on display for Intimate and Political) which detail some of the stories that compose installative projects.
Drawings exhibited are part of Lagermobi: Osservazioni, the last work achieved by Vitari about refugees and asylum seekers in Germany, also exploring personal stories of the activists, giving to the project a different perspective. The body of works also born from a collaboration with the group Lager Mobilization Network and people portrayed have been met in refugees shelters and the phrases printed have been chosen personally by the activists.
Lagermobi is a small group born in Berlin, interested on combine social activities and personal relations to politics.

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