Rossi & Rossi

Elisa Sighicelli 

May 20 – Jul 4, 2023 
Opening: May 20, 12pm – 6pm

Petits Rats (14e) by Elisa Sighicelli, Archivak Inkjet Print on Hahnemüle Fineart Paper, 107 x 161 cm, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Rossi & Rossi.

Italian artist Elisa Sighicelli is thrilled to present a new series of works at her second solo exhibition at Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong: Petits Rats. The presentation’s title is derived from the nineteenth-century French term les petits rats, which was used to describe young ballerinas-in-training at the Paris Opera. The world and moving bodies of the dancers inspired many of Edgar Degas’s works, including his iconic bronze sculptures of them, seventy-three of which were recently on view in the 2020 exhibition Degas from the permanent collection of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP). Sighicelli photographed this assemblage in MASP’s storeroom when the works were in their post-cataloguing state, labels draping alongside their limbs and torsos. With a single source of lighting, these photographs infuse Degas’s works with movement. Deviating from Sighicelli’s past exploration of the materiality of images, this project focusses on the making of image and narrative.

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Founded in 1985 in London by Anna Maria Rossi, who was later joined by her son, Fabio, Rossi & Rossi is today amongst the leading representatives of contemporary artists from the Asia-Pacific region. The gallery operates from its headquarters in Hong Kong’s South Island Cultural District, as well as a showroom and office in St. James’s, London. A pioneer in the development of contemporary Asian art, Rossi & Rossi attracts major museums and private collectors worldwide.

Rossi & Rossi is a member of the Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD), Asian Art in London (AAL) and the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA). The gallery also participates in pre-eminent regional and international art fairs, including Art Basel Hong Kong, West Bund Shanghai and TEFAF Maastricht.

Represented artists
Billy Apple, Rasheed Araeen, Siah Armajani, Fereydoun Ave, Faiza Butt, Heman Chong, Christopher Doyle, Kesang Lamdark, Naiza Khan, Abbas Kiarostami, Ma Desheng, Lee Mingwei, Erbossyn Meldibekov, Nortse, Leang Seckon, Tenzing Rigdol, Tsherin Sherpa, Nicole Wong