Co-presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institution of Hong Kong
Oct 3 – Nov 14, 2020
Opening: Saturday, Oct 3, 3 – 7pm (coinciding with Southside Saturday)
Rossi & Rossi
3/F Yally Industrial Building
6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang
Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm
+852 3575 9417
In her first solo show in Asia, Elisa Sighicelli presents a series of new photographs that scrutinize overlooked details of museum interiors and of artworks in a number of institution collections.
Known for her experimental approach in the medium of photography, Sighicelli probes into the materiality of photos and its effect on our way of seeing. Merging with materials that have different tactile properties and textures, her photographs analyse the ways in which reality reflects itself and often appears to be made from the very substance it represents. In a world saturated with virtual images, the artist sets out to restore the palpable tangible existence of images in a physical space.
The exhibition is going to be accompanied by a selection of ancient Roman steles and remnants to foster a dialogue between antiquity and their reinterpretation through contemporary lenses across time and space.
Further information at http://rossirossi.com/contemporaryexhibit/elisa-sighicelli-stone-talk/
About Elisa Sighicelli (b. 1968, Italy)
Elisa Sighicelli is known for her installation-based studies of objects and their relationship to space. She Born in Turin, Sighicelli lived in Brazil from the ages of five to eight. The experience of growing up in a diverse cultural environment influenced the exploratory nature of her work. Upon returning to Turin, Sighicelli continued her education through high school, later moving to Florence where she studied Textile Design. The artist finished her undergraduate degree at Kingston University in London and received her Masters of Art at The Slade School of Fine Art.