1. Individual Projects

        1. Ecfrasi
        2. 23 November 2019 – 29 February 2020
        3. Riccardo Giacconi presents an immersive installation featuring recent outcomes of his research project in the exhibition 'Ecfrasi'. 

        4. UNA, Piacenza (IT)
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      1. The exhibition presents an immersive installation featuring various moments of Giacconi's recent research: excerpts from his film dedicated to Italian singer-songwriter Alberto Camerini, wooden handmade masks carved by craftsmen from Barbagia (central Sardinia); a series of stage costumes, three plastic curtains inspired by oriental folding screens.

        These works suggest a possible resonance between the artistic career of Camerini and the so-called 'riflusso': a general resignation to the private sphere and a concomitant political and social disengagement that characterized the transition from the 70s to the 80s in Italy. The installation evokes the various 'personae' embodied by the singer-songwriter – a Harlequin, a cyber-punker, a robot.

        The artworks are arranged in the exhibition space as props and backdrops, before or after a performance. The bright colorful costumes conceal unexpected cuts and pleats; the masks, pockmarked and carved in a wood devastated by insects, reveal an abiding interest in bodily deformations and constrictions.

        'Ecfrasi' [Ekphrasis: description of an image] is an exhibition about the attempt to inhabit an other body, which has been constructed through make-up and disguises, symbols and gestures.

        The exhibition is accompanied by a text by Valentina Lacinio.
        The masks have been realized in collaboration with Gonario Denti, Franco Maritato, Ruggero Mameli.

      2. Screenshot 2020-01-13 at 15.51.49


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