Maja Arte Contemporanea is proud to host a collective entitled ‘3D’ which showcases fifteen works by Isabella Ducrot, Margareth Dorigatti and Claire de Virieu. The three artists are displayed together for the very first time, cementing the gallery’s decision to dedicate the year entirely to female artists.
Isabella Ducrot brings to ‘3D’ a series of images on paper entitled “Interno giorno” (Interior – Daytime), as well as one work, “Benda originale”, which was part of her personal exhibit Isabella Ducrot. Bende Sacre held at the National Gallery for Modern Art in Rome in 2014. The fabric used in the latter work is a Tibetan votive scarf (katha); the translucent, ephemeral material has been reworked almost to the point of undoing, defying the silk’s natural delicacy.
Margareth Dorigatti displays here an epistolary exchange (approximately 1.700 letters) between Goethe and his beloved Charlotte von Stein. Upon their love story’s end, Charlotte requested to have all her letters returned to her and, subsequently, destroyed them. Dorigatti uncovers those secret words by imagining the letters and then reinterpreting them pictorially.
Finally, the series “Photogrammes” by Claire de Virieu comes to life in the darkroom where, in the absence of both camera and film, the French artist reshapes matter through an interplay of shadows and light, acting directly on the luminescent transparence of the objects placed on the surface.