We are thrilled to report that Valentina de’ Mathà has been invited to show in the Italian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale.  Her installation, “Silenzio” was featured in Issue One of See.7, which released in December 2010.  She was also featured in one of our first blogs, where she describes her work.

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Silence. White bodies that merge with the ground in a random order, as if nothing had a logical meaning. All bodies were born from a single array as we all were born from Mother Earth. I chose a neutral color, white, symbolizing a collective identity rather than individual. I chose paper because it is organic, like the human body it goes back to the earth that saw its birth. The silence after the earthquake of L’Aquila.

“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” -Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Silenzio. Corpi bianchi che si fondono con la parete in un ordine casuale. Tutti i corpi sono nati da un’unica matrice come noi nasciamo tutti dalla Madre Terra. Ho scelto un colore neutro, il bianco, a simboleggiare un’identità collettiva e non individuale. Ho scelto la carta perché è organica, come il corpo umano torna nella Terra che lo ha visto nascere. Il silenzio dopo il terremoto di L’Aquila.

“Solo se berrete al fiume del silenzio, potrete davvero cantare. E quando avrete raggiunto la vetta del monte, allora incomincerete a salire. E quando la terra esigerà il vostro corpo, allora danzerete realmente.” -Khalil Gibran (Il Profeta)

May 9.2011

http://www.see7mag.com/2011/05/valentina-de-matha-at-the-54th-venice-biennale/

 

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