|".......... in progress"
Personal Exhibition of Mariantonietta Bagliato
Winner of the Special Prize
"Galleria Gagliardi" - San Gimignano (Siena)
9th - 25th October 2011
Opening: Sunday 9th October 2011 at 5 pm
The etymology of the Italian word "progress", from the Latin "progressus" which means walk forward, is a concept that contains and supports the themes of my research. It would be a paradox to "lock" the concept in specific and characteristic terms. So even the title of this exhibition becomes an open and continuous performance and it correlates with other people, inviting the guests to write the title inspired by the first letter suggested on the label, to relunch immediately all the thoughts in time of the change: in progress, in fact.
Making a home, whatever through physical renovation or an internal sense of comfort, remains a constant, universal issue for many women. In an atmosphere of perceived external threats to safety and security, the home takes on more importance; it is a source of calm and refuge, but it is also a place that is often overly decorated, orderly to the point of perfection, and excessive as an expression of woman’s status. As a woman artist, I am addressing the double edge of domesticity; the home provides comfort but can also be place where embellishment can substitute for internal ills, or hide personal truths.
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