Italiano (Italian)

“My artistic narrative is the consequence of inspired making, always hovering between dream and reality, between decline and rebirth, between spirit and matter, between aesthetics and ethics, between reality and poetic sublimation.” (Anna Maria Scocozza)

On Wednesday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m., at the Andersen Museum, via P.S. Mancini 20, Rome, Anna Maria Scocozza’s exhibition entitled INDUMENTI POETICI. LA BELLEZZA DELLA CARTA RICREATA (POETIC INDUMENTS. THE BEAUTY OF PAPER RECREATED) will open to the public.

Her sculptural paper works offer a unique, engaging and personal vision of female existence and emotional space. Ostensibly, her “poetic garments” look like consumer objects; instead, they are “containers of meaning,” mirrors for looking inside and inspiring wonder.

The artist’s works are visions to be worn with the soul, borrowing – and using as a pretext, as a metaphor – an all-female “poetic wardrobe”: dresses, lingerie, shoes, and other garments, made of recycled paper and cardboard, that prompt the viewer to a reflection on reuse and looking at waste from a perspective of “Creative Rebirth.”

Reuse is understood here not only as a source of beauty, but also as a stimulus for increasingly sustainable education, as a human value and duty.

Anna Maria Scocozza’s artistic practice becomes a tool to resolve and repair with beauty the intimate lacerations and sufferings of women’s human paths. Paper (particularly recycled paper) thus tells feminine stories imbued with lived experience and memories.

The exhibition is curated by Valentina Filamingo and will be open to the public until Thursday, April 11.
In collaboration with the voluntary association Museum odv.

Anna Maria Scocozza was born in Rome in 1965 where she lives and works. A graduate in Costume and Fashion, she attended at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome the Free School of Nude and many specialized courses in painting and decoration. In recent years her artistic research has focused on making “Poetic Wardrobe,” and previously on watercolor and artist’s books. She constructs “Poetic Garments” with what is rejected, unused: old books recycled, deconstructed and recreated, sometimes spun to form a paper cloth, which she uses as a poetic metaphor, visions to wear to describe reality, even the most painful; visual symbols, human archetypes, that accompany us on our difficult earthly and spiritual journey. Tears like scars, which become loopholes from where light illuminates and guards, preparing us for new blooms. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Italy and abroad and her works can be found in Italian and foreign Museums, Foundations and Collections. Recent exhibitions include: Triennale Internationale du papier Musèe Charmey, Switzerland (2023); Exhibition from Archival Paper to Artist’s Papers at the State Archives of Rome Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza (2022); Solo exhibition “L’ anima si veste di carta. Torretta di San Francesco-Repubblica di San Marino (2022); Competition “Indoor” XI edition of the Lucca Biennale Cartasia, Villa Bottini Lucca (2021); Personal exhibition “Poetic clothes in recycled paper” VII Edition included in the International Exhibition of the Artist’s Book, at the Museo Civico Ex Monastero di Santa Chiara Noto (2021).