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The show

Chiara Camoni (Piacenza, 1974; lives and works in Seravezza, Italy) is one of the most important Italian artists of her generation . His practice extends from drawing to plant prints, from video to sculpture, with particular attention to ceramics. His work is characterized by the use of objects belonging to the domestic world or organic materials that the artist employs in his production. Herbs, berries and flowers, but also different types of clay and ash determine the distinctive natural shades of his works and recall the earth and vegetation that the artist collects and inserts into the sculptures. The works are then manipulated and reassembled by Chiara Camoni through ritual gestures, characterized by a strong connection with ancestral and archaic worlds, aimed at exploring the relationship with craftsmanship and the spiritual sphere. The collective and exchange dimension is equally relevant in his practice: the artist in fact often makes use of collaborations with friends and relatives, workshops and seminars to create his works.


The exhibition in Pirelli HangarBicocca brings together the largest corpus of Chiara Camoni's works ever presented and, together with a series of new productions, gives life to an architecture of community and contemplation , inspired in its forms by the late Renaissance Italian garden and to ancient amphitheatres. The symmetrical and radial design of the plan creates corridors and rooms, streets and environments, which divide the space into areas where visitors can stop or talk. This large installation hosts numerous works by the artist, including a wide selection of sculptures in polychrome or glazed terracotta such as the anthropomorphic figures from the Sisters series (2017-23) and the “Butterfly Vases” (2020-22), a reinterpretation of the canopic jars Egyptians. Together with the sculptural islands such as the ceramic floors, Pavimento (For Clarice), (2021) and the curtains composed of vegetal prints Senza titolo (a Tent), (2019) new figurative works inspired by the vocabulary of medieval bestiaries will be exhibited in materials such as onyx, Lecce stone and aluminium.


The exhibition will be accompanied by a monographic catalog which will include in-depth documentation of the exhibition and critical texts commissioned from art historians, sociologists and archaeologists. Specific essays and contributions by authors such as Anna Anguissola, Domitilla Dardi, Gian Antonio Gilli, Chus Martínez, Alice Motard and Andrea Viliani expand some of the concepts and themes present in the exhibition.

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