The Italian artist Franca Ghitti created, since the Sixties, a kind of “ecological” sculpture that attempts to re-establish – as she writes – “a lost communication”. The roots of Ghitti's work – a work both conceptual and project oriented – lie in what she indicates as a “minor Romanesque” in pre-technological cultures, in the non alphabetical languages of dispersed minorities as well as in the basic structures of vernacular architectures.
Utilizing stratified sequences of molds and rejects of the work process of wood and iron, Ghitti creates installations of great proportions that engage in dialogue with modular techniques and contemporary architectures transforming a geometric space into a historical one, thus proposing sculpture as an archive of ideological and social structures.
John Freccero, NYU
William Klein, NYU
Margaret Morton, photographer, Cooper Union, New York
Introduced by: Stefano Albertini, NYU
The event includes the screenings of:
Ghitti: Memoria del ferro [Iron Memory], 2005 and
Ghitti: Ultima cena [Last Supper], 2010 by Davide Bassanesi
Sponsored by Gruppo Lucefin