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Elisabetta Di Maggio 2017

Elisabetta Di Maggio. Almost Transparent Nature


May 10th – September 24th 2017


curated by Chiara Bertola 


In conjunction with the 57th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale


On the occasion of the 57th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale,  Fondazione Querini Stampalia and Krizia promoted the solo show of Elisabetta Di Maggio Almost Transparent Nature.  


  Curated by Chiara Bertola, the exhibition was held in the eighteenth-century house-museum, ancient palace of Querini Stmpalia family and was a reflection on concepts such as transience and the passing of time. As the artist says: “I have based my research on the concept of time inflected in all its forms, to the extent that I have made time itself the real substance of my work.  Memory and its stratifications have always been a source of inspiration for our existence, giving us precious clues and provoking mental short circuits that ideas spring from…”     


Elisabetta Di Maggio inevitably had to contend with the Fondazione’s his­tory, spaces and collections and are part of the Querini Stampalia’s long-term “Conserving the Future” contemporary art programme, which aims to propose new points of view that deconstruct the usual categories of conserving, exhibiting and viewing a work of art in a museum context.     


Elisabetta Di Maggio has spent a lot of time in the Querini Stampalia space/muse­um to create her site-specific project.     Almost Transparent Nature is spread throughout the museum space from the Portico – the place reserved to the public inside the Venetian palace – to the series of private rooms which lie beyond the entrance cor­ridor.     


The exhibition was realized in association with T Fondaco dei Tedeschi — DFS and Laura Bulian Gallery     


Images of the exhibition

Elisabetta Di Maggio. Almost Transparent Nature, 2017
Francesco Allegretto
Elisabetta Di Maggio. Almost Transparent Nature, 2017
Elisabetta Di Maggio - Press release

Website credits

Studio Camuffo

Alvise Rabitti
Giovanni Rosa