Marina Abramovic, Bobby Baker, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Letizia Cariello, Marta Dell’Angelo, Destiny Deacon, Nathalie du Pasquier, Giuliano Grittini, Mona Hatoum, Roni Horn, Jannis Kounellis, Zilla Leutenegger, Eva Lootz, Urs Luthi, Coralla Maiuri, Amedeo Martegani, Shirin Neshat, Luca Pancrazzi, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Federico Pietrella, Remo Salvadori, Donatella Spaziani, Annie Sprinkle, Ettore Sottsass, Peter Wuethrich.
From the collection of Elena Quarestani.
Photo Letizia Cariello, La Grande Spolveratrice
La Grande Spolveratrice (The Great Dusting Woman) is the title of one of Letizia Cariello’s recent works – yet at ASSAB ONE dust has always been a familiar element. Polvere Contemporanea (Contemporary Dust) is both a performance and a piece of work by Luca Pancrazzi, created in 2002 with the printing machine that lives on the ground floor. In 2004 ASSAB ONE hosted Polvere d’arte (Art Dust), an exhibition curated by Elio Grazioli in 2004.
La Grande Spolveratrice e altre storie (The Great Dusting Woman and other stories) does not claim to be an exhibition. There is no curator nor a commenting text. It is not a systematic collection. It is a personal and subjective journey through a number of works which share a meaning in the retrospective view of the person who gathered them. Through art and poetry, these works respond to the need of finding a way to live with the heaviness of things and the chaos of emotions. They tell succinct stories (at times using titles to do so), they create order, and at the same time they breath. In this way, they bring peace and calmness. Like the brothers Grimm fairy-tales do.