From May 18th 2013 to January 5th 2014
Museo del Merletto, Burano
The antique art of lace, almost exclusively a feminine one and still closely tied today to the customs and history of the island of Burano, continues to fascinate and influence artists.
One such is Flore Viale, an Italo-American artist who, elaborating the problems posed by her sensitivity and perception, produces a series of “fragments” charged with meanings and queries for which she seeks answers. It is what these fragments represent that is perhaps the fulcrum of her creative work, counterbalanced by a process of ‘problem-solving’ stimulating an intense flow of intuitions, proposals and scenarios. Are they perhaps “relics” of use, experience or creations – from which emerges a sense of beauty, but also of suffering, slavery, refinement, preciousness, devotion or decoration – or are they simply “art” to be worn, as was the case in the past? A cura di Flora Viale Coordinamento Chiara Squarcina