Dal momento in cui...
The artist Ketty La Rocca occupies a singular place in the landscape of italian art of the 1960s. Her exhibition at Fri Art focuses on a selection of collages she made in affinity with the Poesia visiva, a movement that sought to rethink the impact of art on society by borrowing certain forms from mass media. In her collages, a sharp irony emerges from the clash between images and text. She lays bare links between a supposed emancipation of women through and the actual objectification of the body in consumer society. Stunned by an environment that too often reduced her to her feminism, and progressively disillusioned as to the transformative potential of art, the artist deploys a powerful and solitary reflection around communication and its impossibility. Dal Momento in cui... focuses on the use of language and nonsense as a poetic strategy that runs through La Rocca's work.
Ketty La Rocca’s (La Spezia, 1938 - Florence, 1976) works are included in collections such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Museum Ostwall in Dortmund, Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence or Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (GNAM) in Rome. Her work was presented in the recent exhibition KETTY LA ROCCA 80. Gesture, speech and word at the 17th Biennale Donna, Ferrara and at Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London (2018); at the Galerie Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf (2014); in Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève (1992) or at the 28th Venice Biennale (1978).
The exhibition is extended until July 5th, 2020.
DAY 1: ON KETTY LA ROCCA
February 28th, 3:30 pm
with Barbara Casavecchia, Camilla Paolino, Sally Schonfeldt
DAY 2: ON RECEPTION
February 29th, 3:30 pm
co-hosted with Geraldine Tedder
with L’Acte pur, Chantal Kaufmann, Geraldine Tedder, Ian Wooldridge
Monday and Tuesday: by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wednesday 12 am - 6 pm
Thursday 12 am - 6 pm
Friday 12 am - 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm - 6 pm
Open on June 11 (Corpus Christi)
Thanks to:The Ketty La Rocca Estate (Michelangelo Vasta)
Amanda Wilkinson Gallery
Galerie Kadel Willborn
With the support of:
Ville de Fribourg
Agglomération de Fribourg
Canton de Fribourg
Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture
Migros pour-cent culturel