Cartemarcíe. Gioelli di carta
From May 18th to September 17th 2013
Casa di Carlo Goldoni, Venezia
The applied art of Antonella Zaggia, a Venetian artist who has for years worked in a “theatrical” setting, arrives at Casa Goldoni with her collection of papier mâché jewels.
These objects make use of the most diverse of materials: glass, pearls, rafia and twigs, metal, resin, hot-rolled nylon, paper worked in various ways, including gold and silver leaf and the combination and contrast with elements drawn from the crafts tradition of Venice, such as the venturine of Murano and tiny conterie. The resulting compositions offer great visual appeal, and go to form brooches, pendants “simulating” glass pods, nutshells, “lava” containing gems and tiny “volcanoes” with eruptions of pearls on synthetic thread.
Antonella Zaggia, venetian woman realized for several years theatrical props, builds puppets, works with paper soaked, exercised the goldsmith, is an actress and directs performances of puppetry.
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Curated by Barbara Poli