IN WOMEN'S HANDS
a project dedicated to female creativity between art, design, architecture and craftsmanship, composed of two complementary exhibitions:
-Design: “I Fiori della Materia” curated by Gisella Borioli
With Isabella Angelantoni Geiger, Vera Belikova, Mavi Ferrando, Francesca Gasparotti, Adriana Lohmann, Ilaria Marelli, Paola Navone, Elena Salmistraro.
-Art: "Narcisi Fragili" curated by Sabino Maria Frassà, in collaboration with Cramum
With Daniela Ardiri, Flora Deborah, Laura de Santillana, Giulia Manfredi, Francesca Piovesan.
MyOwnGallery, Superstudio Più
Via Tortona 27 bis Milan
September 23 - October 29, 2020 (TUE - FRI 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. SA - SUN 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.)
Opening Tuesday, September 22 from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Creativity is a woman. A step ahead of men even if the media seem not to notice.
Women are increasingly protagonists and increasingly present on the political, cultural and social scene, but not enough yet. Superstudio believes in the power of and in women with an exhibition dedicated to female creativity between art, design, architecture and craftsmanship.
"In Women's Hands" is an exhibition project made up of two complementary souls: "I Fiori della Materia" and "Narcisi Fragili".
I Fiori della Materia curated by Gisella Borioli brings together designers and architects of very different ages and backgrounds: from decoration items to sculpture to architecture, each woman presents her own being and her work, leaving disciplinary boundaries free, as well as preconceptions and limits of sex and gender. The whole exhibition focuses its attention on creatives attentive to the use of raw materials, from processing to enhancement, experimenting with new solutions to treat materials with personality and out of the ordinary. Architects/designers with original vision are Isabella Angelantoni Geiger, Vera Belikova, Mavi Ferrando, Francesca Gasparotti, Adriana Lohmann, Ilaria Marelli, Paola Navone, Elena Salmistraro.
Narcisi Fragili is the second edition of the artistic project promoted by Cramum "Una stanza tutta per me" ("A room of my own") started in 2019, to reiterate the need to overcome the gender-gap and demonstrate how women are strong and sensitive interpreters of the World, able to improve it , with their strength, visions and creations. The exhibition, characterised by a multidisciplinary approach to the different artistic techniques, curated by Sabino Maria Frassà is an in-depth study that investigates the beauty and precariousness of human existence. The unpublished works "Scars" by Laura de Santillana, great glass master, represent the beginning of a path that will lead the viewer to reflect on the future through and thanks to the works of Daniela Ardiri, Flora Deborah, Giulia Manfredi, Francesca Piovesan.
Art, design, architecture, international talents and emerging young people… "In Women's Hands" is a tribute to female creativity and is aimed at women, but not only. Over a month of exhibition that includes two events with exceptional visibility in the city: Milan Fashion Week (September 22-28) and Milan Design City (September 28 - October 10).
A period of such duration and importance has allowed to plan different side activities where artists/designers can present and deepen their work through a schedule of meetings and debates titled "People and Stories" to celebrate woman and encourage discussion on still persistent and rooted issues. Each event will be the voice-interview of one or more artists hosted to tell and deal with the audience, called to intervene to build a careful city together. Several themes presented, now more burning than ever, such as gender inequality, employment for young artists and environmental sustainability.
The entire city of Milan is called to participate and respond to signals offered by the exhibition, becoming the voice of a conscious metropolis that, as in a New Renaissance, makes culture the driving force for change and new growth.
Sabino Maria Frassà – Curatore “Narcisi Fragili”