La vita materiale : otto stanze, otto storie (For sale)

Ludovica Gioscia
Author: Marina Dacci, 2018
La vita materiale : otto stanze, otto storie (For sale): Ludovica Gioscia
Publisher: Pistola
Pages: 160
$ 28.00

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Palazzo da Mosto, Reggio Emilia, Italy, Nov. 17, 2018, Mar. 3, 2019, curated by Marina Dacci.


Text in Italian and English.

Marina Dacci has invited eight female Italian artists - Chiara Camoni, Alice Cattaneo, Elena El Asmar, Serena Fineschi, Ludovica Gioscia, Loredana Longo, Claudia Losi, Sabrina Mezzaqui - to showcase their works with the aim of enhancing a female artistic practice that expertly connects the artistic path to personal experience and the link between art and life in all its complexity and fertility.

The viewer is invited to discover eight habitats, eight environments to which each artist has given a title; rooms in which each of them has proposed their own world, the work in the study and in which it clearly appears that matter, in its transformation processes, is something "organic" and vital. They present themselves in a confident manner, which does not distort and intimidate the visitor, but which favors his ability to venture into the game of discovery.


The exhibition involves and interrogates the senses: vision and touch in particular, because our experience passes through the body that creates synesthesia with its surroundings. It is a body-world; for this reason at the opening of the exhibition "the tree of the body" perceived and told by Claudia Losi and the velarium on a "body landscape", staged by Elena El Asmar, become a happy prologue to the eight rooms.