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Sotto Voce by Letizia Maggio, Raquel Bessudo and Alice Brazzit / VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2020   VirtualExhibition  /  11 Mar 2020  -  15 Mar 2020
Published: 27.03.2020
Werkschau Galerie für Objekte and Bilder
Curator:
Ilaria Ruggiero
Photos by Alice Brazzit..
Photos by Alice Brazzit.

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Intro
After the positive experience of the past year, Alice Brazzit, Letizia Maggio and Raquel Bessudo return to collaborate for a new project.
The exhibition will be part of the Polyphonous 2020 circuit, on the occasion of Munich Jewellery Week.

Due to the COVID-19 issue, this exhibition was cancelled at Werkschau Galerie für Objekte and Bilder during MJW2020. In the coming weeks, we show you all impressions online through our #VirtualExhibitions.

Artist list

Raquel Bessudo, Alice Brazzit, Letizia Maggio
Already on the occasion of the special edition of "Adagio.Uno", presented in 2019, the three artists had investigated the concepts of memory, time and movement through the different expressions of photography and contemporary jewellery research. With this new project, called "Sotto Voce", they take a concrete first step towards common and shared production, by mixing and amalgamating three similar and complementary poetics, capable of integrating and dialoguing, without losing their stylistic specificities. The minimalist and conceptual gaze infused since the origins of the collaboration remains in the aesthetic of both the photographs and jewels: evanescent, but present, stylized and essential. In this second experience, photography becomes a much more fundamental element, included in Letizia Maggio jewels as part of her personal lexicon.

The extended discussion about the intimate experience of the passage of time and memory returns declined on a series of new works made with those techniques typical of the artists but contaminated by new stimuli and experiments. A personal diary in which images and visions follow one another, like bruised and silent fragments, from which words, drawings, shapes, expressions emerge. The work is a collection of small treasures sewn together by the flesh, in subtle and distant landscapes, which tells of personal experiences, delicately stylized, as if to barely draft them.
There are wounds in the fragments. And a poignant attempt to put together something that perhaps has broken.

Letizia Maggio realizes a new series through the use of different media and techniques, almost definitively abandoning the insertion of metals, or precious materials, and focusing on the photographic print on canvas of the photos - "polaroid format" - by Alice Brazzit, which represent infinite portions of a naked body. To these pieces of prints, she includes words, sewn threads, chains, rediscovered elements of old watches, which create a puzzle whose order and composition is the staging of an existential internal landscape. The nude is the central subject of this series, represented in soft and delicate light.
A body fragmented into multiple parts, which, as in an unfinished kintsugi, expresses all its sensuality in the wound, in the imperfection. Composing and recomposing, ordering, this great puzzle is the infinite exercise of the artist who dedicates herself to the great and impossible search for meaning, elusive harmony, in a body that is often a source of both pain and beauty.

The emotional landscape of Raquel Bessudo is most often made up of external, environmental elements, such as a tree, a small house, a small peak, a table. Everyday life scenes are sewn from a red thread, as once initials were sewn onto children's clothes. As already noted, Raquel interprets memories not as objective elements, but as events that occur, deriving from the dynamic relationship between the self and the past, evoking memory strips sewn and tied together. The elements represented are part of a clouded, foggy, lost whole. The typical intimacy of her creations brings out a close link between her language and the themes of childhood, united by a sense of deep and total motherhood. Her work incorporates pictorial techniques, fabrics and embroidery, never wanting to be finished nor much sophisticated, some pieces recall old games for children, puppets or dolls. The general composition of the display is held together by a red thread that acts as the guiding element of the narration. There is no beginning or end, you are immersed in history and memory, in a scenario with soft light and pale colours.

Like "Adagio.Uno", which invited to maintain a constant and natural rhythm in life, "Sotto Voce" is also an invitation to balance, to whisper, to kindness and elegance. But to look, or to listen, well, "Sotto Voce" also means under the voice, it opens the doors of the "under" of the "inside": under the skin, under the voice, under the surface of things.

/ Curatorial Text by Ilaria Ruggiero.
 
Sotto Voce, photo by Alice Brazzit..
Sotto Voce, photo by Alice Brazzit.

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Sotto Voce, photo by Alice Brazzit..
Sotto Voce, photo by Alice Brazzit.

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Letizia Maggio. Pendant: #4, 2020. Photo print on canvas, silk, silver, brass.. 11.5 x 11.5 x 0.5. Photo by: Alice Brazzit. Letizia Maggio
Pendant: #4, 2020
Photo print on canvas, silk, silver, brass.
11.5 x 11.5 x 0.5
Photo by: Alice Brazzit
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Letizia Maggio. Pendant: #2, 2020.  Photo print on canvas, silver, brass, iron, acrylic paint.. Photo by: Alice Brazzit. Letizia Maggio
Pendant: #2, 2020
 Photo print on canvas, silver, brass, iron, acrylic paint.
Photo by: Alice Brazzit
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Letizia Maggio. Pendant: #7, 2020.  Photo print on canvas, silver, brass, iron, acrylic paint.. 9 x 9.5 x 0.3 cm. Photo by: Alice Brazzit. Letizia Maggio
Pendant: #7, 2020
 Photo print on canvas, silver, brass, iron, acrylic paint.
9 x 9.5 x 0.3 cm
Photo by: Alice Brazzit
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Letizia Maggio. Pendant: #8, 2020. Photo print on canvas, silver, brass, iron, silk.. Photo by: Alice Brazzit. Letizia Maggio
Pendant: #8, 2020
Photo print on canvas, silver, brass, iron, silk.
Photo by: Alice Brazzit
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Raquel Bessudo. Pendant: From what I remember IV, 2019. Mixed media on fabric, constructed textile, gesso, watercolor, polyester thread, freshwater pearl, stainless steel, waxed cord.. 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.7 cm. Photo by: Alice Brazzit. From series: From what I remember. Raquel Bessudo
Pendant: From what I remember IV, 2019
Mixed media on fabric, constructed textile, gesso, watercolor, polyester thread, freshwater pearl, stainless steel, waxed cord.
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.7 cm
Photo by: Alice Brazzit
From series: From what I remember
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Raquel Bessudo. Necklace: From what I remember VII, 2020. Mixed media on fabric constructed, textile, gesso, watercolor, polyester thread, stainless steel, waxed cord.. 44 x 11 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Alice Brazzit. From series: From what I remember. Raquel Bessudo
Necklace: From what I remember VII, 2020
Mixed media on fabric constructed, textile, gesso, watercolor, polyester thread, stainless steel, waxed cord.
44 x 11 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Alice Brazzit
From series: From what I remember
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Raquel Bessudo. Brooch: From what I remember VIII, 2020. Mixed media on fabric, constructed textile, gesso, watercolor, polyester thread, freshwater pearl, stainless steel.. 6.5 x 6 x 3 cm. Photo by: Alice Brazzit. From series: From what I remember. Raquel Bessudo
Brooch: From what I remember VIII, 2020
Mixed media on fabric, constructed textile, gesso, watercolor, polyester thread, freshwater pearl, stainless steel.
6.5 x 6 x 3 cm
Photo by: Alice Brazzit
From series: From what I remember
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Raquel Bessudo. Brooch: From what I remember IX, 2020. Mixed media on fabric, constructed textile, gesso, watercolor, polyester thread, freshwater pearl, stainless steel.. 5.7 x 5.5 x 0.7 cm. Photo by: Alice Brazzit. From series: From what I remember. Raquel Bessudo
Brooch: From what I remember IX, 2020
Mixed media on fabric, constructed textile, gesso, watercolor, polyester thread, freshwater pearl, stainless steel.
5.7 x 5.5 x 0.7 cm
Photo by: Alice Brazzit
From series: From what I remember
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