Beatrice Marchi “Ruffiana la Mafalda e La Loredana del villaggio” – IN PRATICA at Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone, Milan
The fourth edition of the IN PRATICA project will be inaugurated on Tuesday November 7, 2017. The event will take place within a dedicated area of Mr. Giuseppe Iannaccone’s law firm, alongside Mr. Iannaccone’s private collection.
Following the exhibition of the artists Davide Monaldi, Luca De Leva and Andrea Romano, IN PRATICA proceeds by introducing a succession of small exhibits, drawing a continuous comparison between the collection’s works by renowned international artists and those of less known but talented emerging artists, invited to the event in order to create site-specific projects.
On Tuesday November 7, a personal exhibition Ruffiana la Mafalda e La Loredana del villaggio by Beatrice Marchi (Varese, 1986) will be open to the public for a special visit: a series of new paintings interact with objects, sculptures, videos, photographs and paintings, “staging”, as written by the curator in the catalogue, “a journey into the future with eyes immersed within contemporary society in which the artist speaks of the vulnerability of the human soul, unveiling the central female characters chasing from one painting to another, through a series of endless appearances and metamorphoses.
Katie, Fox, Mafalda, Loredana, Susy, Isa B are a group of friends on the brink between two worlds: the real world and the art world, part child and part adult, part animal and part human, little girls that want to be women, women that want to be men. In some cases these characters wear a prosthesis, as a metaphor of a red clown nose”. Characters – as seen in the painting Il Caffè by Arnaldo Badodi, to which the young artist makes an indirect tribute, move in a world of incommunicability, revealing the loneliness of everyday life, where the scenes continuously repeat themselves, without the occurrence of anything concrete.
“The complexity of painting lies within the language which is conveyed even within the most contemporary pieces of the collection, and I am not referring to painting as a technique but rather as a means which has evolved into other forms (photography, video and sculptures)” underlines Beatrice Marchi . “This is because pictorial language is always in a state of continuous change, it is present where there are dual sentiments, lying on the brink, and they do not wish to be defined because they have the necessity to continue communicating with the public. It seems that this dialogue does not conclude with a full stop, but rather with a series of suspension dots”.
Within the dedicated area of Mr. Iannaccone’s legal firm, and positioned among the works of Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone, set up specifically for the event, we can find the new works of Beatrice Marchi. The works, in dialogue with the faces and subjects that reside in this space, create an intense exchange between the characters and their stories sharing common landscapes and atmospheres. Within the works of Marchi there is often a detachment from the subject, an occasion in which to speak about a human condition, which is continuously searching, and supported by the desire to understand where it is, in both a physical and mental sense.
“After having visited Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone”, continues Beatrice Marchi, “I was struck by how the majority of the work’s subjects portray ambivalent feelings, research that does not involve limited nor spectacular expression, but rather, they express human values precisely because they are contrasting and dualistic. They are never clear nor well defined because they convey the complex nature of man. What I am speaking about has always been expressed by the language of painting, an unlimited language, on the brink between various contrasts, almost at the point of losing their balance”.
“Beatrice Marchi has entered within the intimacy of my beloved collection of works by Italian artists, prominent during the 1930 and it is through those works that she has come into the most intimate part of my world – says Mr. Giuseppe Iannaccone in the introduction of the exhibition catalogue. My tales have become her tales: tales of enchanted places, of sweet and dreamy worlds where Beatrice has moved. Indeed, Beatrice has entered into a dream, a dream of peace, made up of pastel colours that illuminate an enchanted nature. It is a dream made up of houses in which one enters on tiptoes so as not to disturb the wonders of the surroundings.
It is well known that within dreams one becomes immediately more spontaneous, more sincere. We reveal our innermost feelings, our weaknesses, our desires but also our fears, the desire and the difficulty to be our true selves. For Beatrice, this was precisely the case: within dreams and fairytales she speaks about herself, she tells us about how she lives to be an artist, but she also has an ethical code: she will be an artist that is true, sincere, spontaneous, free of any narcissistic conditioning and in order to achieve this, she will fight with herself”.
at Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone, Milan
until 11 March 2018 (by reservation only)