- MY FRAGILITY, MY STRENGTH
New exhibition space of the Gallery: Calle de la Madonna, San Polo 1976, Venezia.
In occasion of The Venice Glass Week 2021, two artists in dialogue on the provocateur theme of seduction, considered in its complementary aspects of both force and fragility, of which glass is a perfect metaphor. Nataliya Chernakova develops her own inquiry on art forms as instruments for crowd’s manipulation, evolution of perception and the limit between kitsch and fine arts. Her exploration is essentially about the stereotypes of attraction. Marta Sforni deepens a lifelong research rooted in the great period of Flemish still life, dedicated to transparency in painting and constantly sensitive to beauty that survives time. The title of the exhibition is a tribute to the famous Pina Bausch quote: “Your fragility is also your strength”.
For the occasion, the new exhibition space of the Gallery in Calle de la Madonna, San Polo 1976 was inaugurated. The Gallery is located two steps away from Campo San Polo, in the heart of Venice.
Here some moments of the vernissage.
Controra - Marta Sforni
Semper Ambrosius - Marta Sforni
Legacy - Marta Sforni
Annamaria - Marta Sforni
Crossroads - Marta Sforni
Lunaire - Marta Sforni
Chernakova’s multifaceted practice draws parallels between pre-historic, Renaissance, contemporary and post-Internet culture and its cult objects. The connections she draws are based in research on art forms as tools for manipulation of the crowd, the evolution of perception and the border between kitsch and fine arts.Find out more
Marta Sforni (Milan, 1966) studied architecture in Venice and painting in Milan. She is an internationally renowned artist: she debuted in Helsinki and then exhibited in London, Buenos Aires, New York City, Vienna, Berlin, Zurich. In Italy she has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in private galleries and public spaces and has been selected for the Eccellenti Pittori award. Some of her paintings are permanently exhibited at the Italian Embassy in Berlin and at Farnesina Collection in Rome. After a long stay in Berlin she is now living in Venice. Her lifelong research is rooted in the great period of Flemish still life, dedicated to transparency in painting and constantly sensitive to beauty that survives time.Find out more