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Silvia Celeste Calcagno

Interno 8. La fleur coupée

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Silvia Celeste Calcagno

Interno 8. La fleur coupée

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  • Silvia Celeste Calcagno, Je T'aime, 2015 (1)
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Exhibition Details

Silvia Celeste Calcagno

Interno 8. La fleur coupée

Artists Silvia Celeste Calcagno

From 21 May 2015 to 26 September 2015

Photography and video meet ceramics.


Five works made over the course of the last two years, three of which hitherto unseen, accompanied by an original video. The development of a creative process that combines different media, bringing ceramics into contact with photography and moving images, expanding into the exhibition space with power and sensitivity. Silvia Celeste Calcagno exhibits her work at the Officine Saffi gallery in Milan. The show is titled INTERNO 8 La Fleur Coupée, curated by Angela Madesani, running from 21 May to 15 September 2015.

The artist uses multiple means of expression, brought together into a unique work through a process of continuous addition. Silvia Celeste Calcagno is a performer, and she herself is the only person featured in her work. Her performances are documented photographically. She then transfers the photographs thus obtained onto small slabs of clay, using a special firing technique. The slabs are used to arrange groups of one-off pieces that can be interpreted as a sequence, as if a series of frames from a film, in which the differences between one piece and another are minimal.

Silvia Celeste Calcagno, who has already exhibited at Officine Saffi, in 2013 as a finalist in the Faenza Prize, transforms her own life into an act of creation, developing concepts that place the most intimate spheres of existence into contact with universal themes. For example, a simple change of address (Interno 8) leads to reflections on the concept of home, on the osmotic relationship with the place in which one lives, and on the tensions and contradictions of everyday life.

Biographical notes
Silvia Celeste Calcagno was born in 1974 in Genoa, where she studied at the Fine Arts Academy, Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti. She has exhibited in many solo and group shows in Italy and abroad: her most important exhibitions include those at GNAM, Rome (2015), the Benetton Foundation in Treviso (2014), the Musei Civici in Imola (2014), the Saatchi Gallery, London (2014) and Palazzo della Meridiana, Genoa; she was one of the guest artists in the selection from Liguria exhibiting at the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2011.
Her creative career in the world of ceramics has won her special mentions and commendations at the Faenza Prize, the Danish Ceramic Art Prize and the Laguna Art Prize.

Curated by Angela Madesani
Milan, Officine Saffi (Via A. Saffi, 7)
21 May – 15 September 2015
Inauguration: 21 May, 6.30pm

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