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Segni sul volto: Portraits and Self-Portraits in Contemporary Visual Arts. Speech by Alessandra Menegotto

Lectures  /  CriticalThinking  /  09 Oct 2021
Published: 12.08.2021
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Intro
Segni sul volto (Signs over the face), a seminar/workshop conceived by Carla Riccoboni in collaboration with Le Arti Orafe, will open with a series of lectures transmitted on an online platform, conducted by professionals from various fields of expertise, focusing on the theme of the project or on the relationship between sign and identity, analysed from a variety of perspectives.
Prof. Alessandra Menegotto will propose a short critical pathway, focusing on the theme of PORTRAIT / SELF-PORTRAIT in the art of the last hundred years. The presentation will revolve around the keywords "face", "sign", "identity" and "memory".
Our FACE can reveal, to ourselves and to those who observe us, our interiority, but what can it mean, underline, hide or modify our features through SIGNS? In my brief excursus, through portraits/self-portraits of great artists, I suggest some interpretative keys to observe, perceive (give meaning), recognise and communicate some emblematic and particular historical, poetic and psychological IDENTITY. These are works that, like traces of accomplished actions, can be retraced and suggest further creative developments. In fact, there is a necessary relationship between MEMORY and creativity, they nourish each other and are indispensable for identifying ourselves. Memory, reason, compassion, intuition are indispensable to proceed creatively and continue to imagine ourselves and the world, and our relationship with it. Art allows us perhaps more than any other experience to creatively enrich our identity.
/ Prof. Alessandra Menegotto

About Segni sul volto
Segni sul volto (Signs over the face), a seminar/workshop conceived by Carla Riccoboni in collaboration with Le Arti Orafe, will open with a series of lectures transmitted on an online platform, conducted by professionals from various fields of expertise, focusing on the theme of the project or on the relationship between sign and identity, analysed from a variety of perspectives. The appointments, concentrated in the month of October, will be an opportunity to retrace and investigate the expressive and symbolic meanings of facial decoration throughout history and in the present day in different geographical contexts, and to discover the horizons that are emerging for the future with the advent of new technologies.

About Alessandra Menegotto
Alessandra Menegotto taught art history at the Liceo Artistico in Vicenza. She led teaching projects that won important awards, and collaborated with museums and institutions, such as the Museo Casabianca in Malo and UNESCO. She devotes her work to contemporary art, writing critical texts too.
 

The seminar/workshop will be in Italian.
Free participation upon registration/selection.
The seminar meetings will be transmitted on online platform and coordinated by Carla Riccoboni and Alice Rendon.

Registration: info@artiorafe.it; Information: alice@artiorafe.it

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