Artists

Rossella Biscotti
Carola Bonfili
Alice Cattaneo
Alex Cecchetti
Paolo Chiasera
Danilo Correale
Andrea Dojmi
Michael Fliri
Giulio Frigo
Christian Frosi
Anna Galtarossa
Nicola Gobbetto
Francesca Grilli
Simone Ialongo
Marzia Migliora
Valerio Rocco Orlando
Nicola Pecoraro
Alessandro Piangiamore
Farid Rahimi
Maria Domenica Rapicavoli
Davide Rivalta
Marinella Senatore
Luca Trevisani
Nico Vascellari
Enrico Vezzi

 

 
 
 
Palazzo Strozzi
23 January 2009 – 29 March 2009
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Il mostro di Castelvecchio jr. #1, 2008
wood and fabric
100 x 50 x 50 cm
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Valentina Muscedra
 
It is virtually impossible to define the artistic world of Anna Galtarossa in clear terms. Her works do not just tell a story or trigger feelings and arouse emotions, they actually testify to her fervent creative imagination. Her goal is to lend concrete form to her personal visions by using lively and spectacular installations that often involve the audience physically in her ingenious architectural constructions. In the case of The Monster of Castelvecchio jr., the artist builds into her space an alienating presence, a dream peopled with shapes and colours, a fully fledged monster made up of a very broad range of different materials. This work of art was originally created on a much larger scale for a number of different public areas in the city of Verona. Passers-by could interact with the sculpture, which consisted of endless layers of coloured fabrics applied to a load-bearing frame, using a creative method that involves the accumulation of everyday objects -- a method to which the artist frequently resorts in her work. The Monster of Castelvecchio jr. emanates a strongly theatrical flavour, acting as a kind of totem from some ancestral cult which, once created, takes on an autonomy of its own, breaking away from its creator's control and turning into a object midway between sculpture and myth.
 
 
Il mostro di Castelvecchio jr. #1, 2008
wood and fabric
100 x 50 x 50 cm
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Valentina Muscedra
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