UNA RESIDENZA TUTTA PER SÉ | A RESIDENCY OF ONE’S ONE
In 2021, Maja Arte Contemporanea hosted its first Residency. Since then, the month-long residency has become an annual appointment.
It takes place in Romazzano, a town 8km from Todi (Perugia, Italy), in either May or September.
In keeping with the gallery’s aim to take action and concretely support rising female artists, the residency accepts applications from women exclusively.
The initiative is generously sponsored by art collectors Umberto Morera and Anna Maria Balsano Morera.
The artist’s ability to feel deeply, which creates the immense sensitivity running through her works, does not slumber while she is immersed in mundane chores. Thirty works on paper convey this specific manner of feeling from an exquisitely intimate perspective.
Agata Stepien shares her impressions on past situations or memories; all true, these are transformed by her gaze into images, each paired with a title that is reminiscent of a conversation or interrupted call. Together, they rise as a sort of 2022 urban poem.
ANNA DI PAOLA
Todi: Lost within a room of one's own... found within.
One needs time to pause, to get lost, to lose oneself.
In the light that enlivens shapes, touches the color in a face, or a flower, or a place. Allowing myself to be lost in the wonder and bewilderment that emerges from the world’s lands, nature, human beings. In the thoughts, the stars, the clouds; in the lives of others; within memories. Trying to absorb the myriad stimuli and the beauty of the world to then describe it, revisiting it through the artwork, the image… finding myself.
– Anna Di Paola