Inaugurated in January 2022, Crazy: Madness in contemporary art is the exhibition currently underway at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, curated by Danilo Eccher. The installations will remain on public display until February 8, 2023.
“Crazy is conceived as an expression of absolute freedom, as an explosive and liberating gesture, which plays with the paradox and the absurd in art”.
Among the prestigious works on display, “Hypermania“, the exuberant immersive installation by Shoplifter, aka Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, an Icelandic artist who creates sculptures through the almost exclusive use of natural and synthetic hair, immediately strikes and involves the viewer.
In the next issue of ArteMorbida, which will be published by the end of October, among the numerous articles you will find an exclusive interview with this generous and interesting artist. We take this opportunity to present here some shots of the work exhibited in Rome.
On display is the work of Ynca Shonibare CBE Courtiers III – A Masked Ball, sculptural figures that combine eighteenth-century European-style clothing with colorful fabrics associated with African culture.
Janet Echelman exhibits Study for Butterfly Rest Stop (1 / 9th Scale), an installation in interwoven polyethylene and nylon fiber stretched and draped on the ceiling.
To conclude this brief review of artists who use fiber in their practice, Sissi is present at the Chiostro del Bramante with Fuori dal Buio dell’Armadio, an installation that brings together clothes and bags made by the artist over the years. A work of art in progress called “Archivio addosso” that Sissi has created and continues to create and wear in her daily life.