Giosetta Fioroni, an important figure in the artistic movement known as the Scuola di Piazza del Popolo (alongside Franco Angeli, Mario Schifano, Tano Festa and many more), is a true iconoclast, who marches to the beat of her own drum, unconcerned with fashions, a lucid and explosive artist. In a career spanning over 60 years, this Roman artist has developed a strong and eloquent visual language composed of symbols, signs and emotions. Moving seamlessly between painting, drawing, performance, video, theatre, ceramics and fashion, her life intertwines with her art, in a romantic and audacious manner.
Viaggio Sentimentale, the catalogue for her exhibition held at the Museo del Novecento di Milano, features over 160 of her works, representing different aspects of Fioroni’s artistic life: from the “Argenti” of the Sixties and Seventies, to the famous “Spia Ottica” of 1968, to her ceramic representations of theatres, houses, animal sculptures and clothes of the Nineties and the collection of painted cards “Movimenti Remoti”, dedicated to the homonymous book written by her life-long partner, writer Goffredo Parise. The selection includes works from her most recent production, dedicated to a reflection on body and identity, such as the “Senex” cycle and “Altra Ego”, the result of a collaboration with Marco Delogu.
The essays by Flavio Arensi and Elettra Bottazzi paint a vivid portrait of this extraordinary woman and delve deep into the intellectual background in which Giosetta has operated for so many years, developing her own, personal language, made of symbols and emotions.
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