At the Museo del Novecento, the Journey of Giosetta Fioroni

Lucid, explosive and, often, unusual, Giosetta Fioroni passed through some potent moments during the 1900s in Italy, always with her open-minded and highly personal point of view. Over 90 works retrace her entire adventure in the first-ever monographic exhibition hosted in Milan. There are the Argenti, iconic faces and figures created with industrial paint in the fabulous ‘60s, the celebrated performance La Spia Ottica of 1968, but also the multicoloured ceramics of the ‘90s - houses, clothes, animals and puppet theatres, precious toys for adults inspired by the fantasies and world of childhood. Finally, there are the more recent works, dedicated to the body and identity, with the cycles Senex and Altra Ego created along with Marco Delogu. Behind this portrait of an important figure, the only woman, for example, that was part of the Piazza del Popolo School, one comes into contact with the artistic and literary world that Fioroni was a part of, from Toti Scialoja to Cy Twombly, from Goffredo Parise to Eugenio Montale. “Reality doesn’t form but within memory,” said Giosetta citing Proust: at the Museo del Novecento, an itinerary that follows more than 60 years of extremely versatile research, capable of engaging various mediums - from painting to video to performing arts - finding inspiration in the studies of Propp on fables, the world of cinema and the paintings of Gian Domenico Tiepolo. Common to all, however, a potent language, comprised of symbols and emotions.
Francesca Grego - © 2018 for Bvlgari Hotel Milano