Art and Textiles - A selection by LottozeroOrganizer: Vijion Art Gallery
is a group exhibition that brings together a core of artists who have been supported and represented by Lottozero textile laboratories, a research center for textile art, design and culture, founded in Prato in 2016 by Arianna and Tessa Moroder from Bolzano. The exhibition presents a wide range of possibilities to work with textile materials, through the languages of sculpture, photography, ceramics, installation and painting, carrying forward Lottozero’s exploration of the multiple relationships between textiles and contemporary art.
The language of photography is present in the exhibition through different approaches and interpretations: Anna M. Rose (American artist transplanted to Florence) uses it to immortalize a series of private performative acts moved inside abandoned and uninhabited spaces, wearing an anthropomorphic envelope made of synthetic hair, body-hair which evoke a primordial and almost monstrous vulnerability. “Under Cover” by the Swiss artist Virginie Rebetez is a series that documents a funeral ritual practiced in South Africa: beyond the apparent objectivity of the shots, the folds of the fabrics and blankets portrayed in the shot, take us to a place somewhere else, with a breath of surrealist memory.
Two Italian names are added to the list of international artists: Claudia Losi, one of the Italian artists to have incorporated the textile medium into her work since the 1990s, and Luca Vanello, whose part of edition work “Tired Eyes Dislike the Young”, is on display, which the artist developed and produced at Lottozero between 2017 and 2019.
Since 2016, Lottozero has developed numerous exhibition projects in collaboration with museums and cultural institutions, including the Textile Museum in Prato, the Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato, Villa Romana in Florence and the Museion in Bolzano.
Roland Barth (Berlin 1983. Lives and works in Berlin)
Marie Ilse Bourlanges (Paris 1983. Lives and works in Amsterdam)
Robin-Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust (Chambery en Savoie / France 1994. Lives and works in Bruxelles)
Stefanie Kägi (Winterthur / Switzerland 1987. Lives and works in Berlin)
Elena Khurtova (Samara / Russia 1982. Lives and works in Amsterdam)
Claudia Losi (Piacenza 1971. Lives and works in Piacenza)
Anna M. Rose (Massachusetts / USA. Lives and works in Firenze)
Farkhondeh Shahroudi (Teheran 1962. Lives and works in Berlin)
Luca Vanello (Trieste 1986. Lives and works in Bruxelles)
Virginie Rebetez (Switzerland 1979. Lives and works in Losanna)
Information on participation
Curator: Alessandra Tempesti
Welcome - Opening day: Kostner Valentine