THU, 23 MAR 2017
Palazzo della Triennale
The book Franca Ghitti, edited and with an Introductory essay by Elena Pontiggia, Skira, Milano, 2016 is the first critical attempt to read the work of the Lombard artist in its entirety.
Franca Ghitti, who was born in Valcamonica (Lombardia), is an artist of international level and fame. Her artistic work that starts in the late forties has attracted an international attention with exhibits in US, New York, Europe, and Italy. Ghitti’s works are preserved in prestigious collection both private and public. Among them: the Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Moderna, Rome (Wood, three trees of iron of big proportions, 2000) and the Collection of Modern Art of the Vatican Museums (Numeric Map, 1982; and the Wrapped Book, 2010).
Elena Pontiggia who in her introductive essay discusses the work of Franca Ghitti since her beginning to her death (april 2012) writes about her: “Franca Ghitti’s sculptures teach has to search for alphabets that cannot be found in books, the value of waste materials, the significance of the anonymous and unoderned gesture, the differences in shapes that look the same. They teach us that hands know things that the mind is unable to comprehend, whilst the language of signs preserves things that words fail to record”.
The book will be presented by
Cecilia De Carli, Professor Università Cattolica Milano
Micol Forti, Director, Collection of Modern Art, Vatican Museums, Roma.
The author: Professor Elena Pontiggia, Accademia di Brera; will particcipate.