GALLLERIAPIU @Artissima XYZ
ARTISSIMA XYZ – DRAWINGS
curated by Letizia Ragaglia & Bettina Steinbrügge
Solo show by IVANA SPINELLI
On the occasion of Artissima XYZ (Drawings section) GALLLERIAPIU presents a solo show by Ivana Spinelli. This project is part of Zig Zag Protofilosofia, a research path on “The Language of the Goddess” which gathers the studies of the Lithuanian archaeologist and linguist Marija Gimbutas. Zig Zag Protofilosofia is the result of a period of study, analysis and in-depth investigation of the theme followed by a multiple feedback including sculpture, object and artist’s book: mobile sculptural objects and bags-containers aim to re-emerge a system of values and signs that never stop living in our subconscious, bringing into the present the echo of the Gilanic society widespread during Neolithic Age throughout ancient Europe, an egalitarian, matrilineal and peaceful civilization for more than 3.500 years. Before the social system and the philosophical thought on which we base our image of the world was established. A proto-philosophy. Ivana Spinelli appropriates through (re)writing and (re)design of an archaic and futuristic language, made of simple figures and iconic traits that she spreads in multiple conduits: from printing on fabric to wooden forms, from ink on paper to mobile sculptures.