The Italian Cultural Institute of Shanghai is pleased to present together with Contesta Rock Hair the exhibition, curated by Andrea Franceschetti, ‘Anime Adorate‘ by Barbara Vaccaro, open from 19 June to 19 September.
In the artist’s intentions, the exhibition is dedicated to women, a tribute to their enchanted souls. The objects, symbols of domestic and confined life, stereotypes of patriarchal society, are transformed by losing their function and become symbols of a declaration of freedom.
Barbara Vaccaro’s new series of works focuses on nature and its harmony expressed through shapes and colours. The artist’s passion for salvaged objects drives her to seek out and reconstruct traces of a past that is fast fading away. Windows and furniture are transformed, given a new life, with the aim of encapsulating time.
Barbara Vaccaro (Palermo, 1975), after obtaining a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and History of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, began working as an assistant curator and guide in the major museums of her city, devoting herself at the same time to teaching and to her career as an artist. After several years in London, where she worked as a restorer and curator of a private art collection, she moved to Shanghai. After various work experiences in different institutions and art centres, she opened her own studio and art school, Barbara Art Studio | BAS.
More information at: iicshanghai.esteri.it.