2019

19.01.19 – 28.02.19  

“Il disegno politico italiano” A plus A Gallery, Venice . Italy

Preview Saturday 19 January 7pm 

The exhibition at A plus A Gallery gathers a group of artists’ reflections related with the events of the last forty years of social and political Italian history. Looking at the Italian country as the stage on which major economical and political upheavals have always been anticipated, artists are invited to respond to the current state of things. “Il Disegno Politico Italiano (The Italian Political Design)” assumes in particular as starting point of this confrontation the practice of drawing, which traditionally has functioned as the principal means of analysis and complaint of society. From William Hogarth in the 18th century, following with Honorè Daumier, Georg Grosz and Otto Dix among many others, drawing has always proved to be the medium which better expresses the decline and the changes of a country. The exhibition features artists which are called to react to society’s upheavals, looking at the drawing practice of their predecessors.

Artists:  Rebecca Agnes, Paola Angelini, Federico Antonini, Ruth Beraha, Riccardo Beretta, Alvise Bittente, Calori & Maillard, Alice Cattaneo, Lia Cecchin, Guendalina Cerruti, Alessio D’Ellena, Fabio De Meo, Barbara De Vivi, Chiara Enzo, Roberto Fassone, Valentina Furian, Enej Gala, Riccardo Giacconi e Andrea Morbio, Gli Impresari, Marco Gobbi, Gabriele Longega, Iva Lulashi, Beatrice Marchi, Silvia Mariotti, Corinne Mazzoli, Rebecca Moccia, Ryts Monet, Caterina Morigi, Francesco Nordio, Francesco Pozzato, Barbara Prenka, Paolo Pretolani, Anila Rubiku, Alberto Scodro, Miriam Secco, Davide Sgambaro, Matteo Stocco, g. olmo stuppia, Alberto Tadiello, Sulltane Tusha, Lucia Veronesi, Italo Zuffi.

A PLUS A Gallery – San Marco 3073 Venice, ItalGroup Exhibition

24.01.2019 – 09.06.2019

“Motive/Motif: Artist commemorate the Suffragettes”

Private view Friday 25 January 6:30-8pm

To mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, Vestry House presents an exhibition of embroidered handkerchiefs designed by 20 contemporary artists, including Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum and Sarah Lucas.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, Vestry House presents an exhibition of embroidered handkerchiefs designed by 20 contemporary artists, including Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum and Sarah Lucas.

The starting point for the exhibition was a piece of cloth embroidered in 1912 by Suffragettes imprisoned at Holloway Prison. Most of the 78 women who embroidered their signatures participated in demonstrations organised by the Women’s Social & Political Union. They were denied the status of political prisoners and many were force-fed.

The contemporary handkerchiefs are presented alongside the historic cloth embroidered with the names of seventy-eight Suffragettes, courtesy of The Women’s Library Collection at LSE. The exhibition also included photographs and information about each of the Suffragettes through an AV installation prepared by London College of Fashion, UAL.

Exhibition organised by London College of Fashion, UAL.

Vestry House Museum – Vestry Road,Walthamstow, London E17 9NH – UK

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