May – October 2022
Ca’ Foscari University
|| Venice ||
ART TALK WITH GIULIA PISCITELLI
Prof. Silvia Burini,
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage – Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Dr. Adriana Rispoli,
Public Program coordination of the Italian Pavilion at the 2022 Art Biennale
Giulia Piscitelli (Naples, 1965, where she lives and works)
The first appointment on the calendar presents the artist Giulia Piscitelli (Naples, 1965) in dialogue with Silvia Burini, lecturer in History of Art at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at Ca’ Foscari University, and Adriana Rispoli, art critic and coordinator of the Public Program of the exhibition Storia della Notte e Destino delle Comete (History of Night and Destiny of Comets), a work by Gian Maria Tosatti, curated by Eugenio Viola.
Giulia Piscitelli is a multimedia artist whose poetics is linked to the everyday, to waste, to what the distracted and hurried eye usually underestimates and overlooks with indifference. The artist transforms objects, images, or even moments of personal memory within an intimate poetics charged with a disruptive humanity. His research is often inspired by the social, economic and cultural geography of his hometown, Naples, such as the work Italsider/Collant (1994), a series of photographs that ‘portray’ the former steelworks of Bagnoli, a ‘terminal patient’ that the artist has observed and still observes from his close-up.