Carla Zaccagnini 2013/14
The Argentinian artist Carla Zaccagnini (born 1973 in Buenos Aires, lives and works in São Paulo and Malmö) draws on a broad range of artistic media and strategies for specific projects. Her works are characterised by a systematic engagement with verbal and visual communication and a playful exploration of new contexts and meanings. Zaccagnini's exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien shows drawings from the series "Impossible but Necessary: Après-coup" that she created while visiting the Soviet war memorial in Berlin-Treptow. Her eye had been caught by the reliefs depicting war scenes and explosions – moments that destroy material form and that for Zaccagnini represent abstract breaks in the narrative structure. Using the technique of "frottage", she took a rubbing from the uneven surface with paper and charcoal, thus converting her motifs into an abstract form and completely removing them from their original context.
Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien:
Carla Zaccagnini – Impossible but Necessary, 7 to 30 March 2014.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue (Portuguese/Spanish/English):
Carla Zaccagnini – The Madman Sees What He Sees, with essays by Teresa Riccardi and Kiki Mazzucchelli, ed. by Nicola Müllerschön and Christoph Tannert, Dortmund: Kettler, 2014.
|2012||pArtage, Flic en Flac, Mauritius|
|2011||Beta Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|2001–2004||Poéticas Visuais, Escola de Comunicação e Artes USP (Master)|
Selected solo shows:
|2013||Pelas bordas, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo|
|2011||Plano de falla, Ignácio Liprandi Arte Contemporâneo, Buenos Aires|
Selected group shows:
|2014||8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin|
|2013||In Lines and Realignments, Simon Lee Gallery, London/Hongkong|
|2012||Bénin Biennale, Cotonou|
|2012||Shanghai Biennale, City Pavilions, Shanghai|
|2011||Um outro lugar, MAM, São Paulo|