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ZHANNA KADYROVA
ZHANNA KADYROVA
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ZHANNA KADYROVA

From 8 July to 8 December 2024

Palazzo Chigi Zondadari Foundation

Palazzo Chigi Zondadari Foundation

Via Banchi di Sotto 46, Siena

Closed today: open Monday at 10:00

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On the occasion of the third edition of CORTEMPORANEA, the solo exhibition of Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova in collaboration with Galleria Continua, curated by Massimiliano Bastardo, will open on June 27, 2024. The project, born from the initiative of Flavio Misciatelli, president of the Fondazione Palazzo Chigi Zondadari, invites Italian and international artists to interpret and create site-specific works in the courtyard and main hall of Palazzo Chigi Zondadari, in Piazza del Campo in Siena. When everyday life is altered by external conditions, its narrative becomes detailed: objects, images, places take on new meanings, becoming contemporary archaeology of aesthetics and emergencies. Zhanna Kadyrova's practice is a raw corollary of violence and resistance, of usurped culture, of daily hopes and inherited memories. Through sculpture, installations, photography, and other mixtures of elements such as glass, stone, ceramics, and asphalt, the Ukrainian artist speaks of the present by giving meanings and values to each object on display. The fundamental concept is not interpretable, but concrete in its relentless rhythm. Space, time, History are fundamental pillars from which to communicate. Empathy, pain, resilience are emotions that lead to a repeated reflection on the war in her beloved homeland. Kadyrova is a messenger of a humanitarian and social art that does not mince words, but rather openly declares reality for what it is through her works. Being forced to emigrate westward, to the town of Berezovo, was a painful yet necessary choice, but as the days passed, the determination grew in her to do everything possible to make her voice heard, wavering at first but continuing to be an artist who spreads and defends through every gesture. The exhibition held in the halls of Palazzo Chigi Zondadari carries a poignant sensitivity to the daily life that has been affecting Ukraine for over two years due to the Russian occupation. Each work - site-specific and ready-made - describes the bitter result of the conflict: every message inherent in it spreads fears and faith, help and courage, leaving the viewer questioning how art can be a manifestation of justice and enlisted to leave a different sense.
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Via Banchi di Sotto 46, Siena, Italy

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monday 10:00 - 12:30
tuesday Closed now
wednesday 10:00 - 12:30
thursday Closed now
friday 10:00 - 12:30
saturday Closed now
sunday Closed now

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