SHE DEVIL 4
SHE DEVIL is the name of a heroine in the Marvel Comics Universe, Shanna the She Devil, and title of the famous 1989 Susan Siedelman’s film. In this circumstance it alludes, in a playful manner, to the diabolic and bizarre spirit with which the artistic experience investigates the day-to-day life. In continuity with the previous Editions of the review, the videos represent the female points of view and place the various fields of the video art research in direct contrast with one another. The purpose of the initiative is to stress, at times using irony, at times realism, the collective consciousness on themes such as female identity, the body as repository of representation and meaning, and personal experiences on universal dimensions, even when the very intimacy of the artists is at the forefront of their works.
The works presented in this edition, selected from both Italian and International sources – from Africa to Americas, to Asia, to Europe – investigate more specifically the discourse on women and power, vulnerability, the relationship with identity, image, body, tradition, the role assumed and undergone in both domestic and professional contexts. Through the combination of diverse expressive languages and perspectives, the exhibition aims to investigate a complex and pregnant subject, and to present video works, never showed in Rome before, which on the whole are able to stress a strong and proactive response to the present time.
Special guest of this edition will be Martha Rosler, an artist who has always been involved in political and social analyses of the myths and realities of contemporary culture. We will be presenting Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained (1977), a work focused on the problem of objectification and internalization of standards that determine the meaning of women’s being.
Read and download the exhibition’s press release.
ANETTA MONA CHISA
MONICA DE MIRANDA
Benedetta Carpi De Resmini