Sissi (Bologna, 1977) hit the scene towards the end of the 1990s, still a young student at the Fine Arts Academy, soon seen as one of the most interesting emerging artists in Italy. From the outset her practice has ranged from performance to sculpture, video to photography, drawing to painting. These languages are often mixed in works that always have a clear stylistic identity. Her themes focus on the body, of the artist or others, often interpreted in terms of ways of living in the world, or in the individual parts of our anatomy
Vestimenti will present a large selection of the artist’s sculpture-garments. Much of Sissi’s output over the years has focused on the creation of dresses with all kinds of materials, which the artist has always understood and presented as true sculptures, also inside larger installations or performances.
The sculptures will be shown in a large installation created specifically by the artist for the space inside Palazzo Bentivoglio.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a bilingual (Italian-English) publication issued by Corraini Edizioni with writings by Mariuccia Casadio (art critic, curator and journalist), Antonio Grulli (curator of the exhibition), and a conversation between Sissi and the artist Christian Holstad.