Plattform talk with Simone Fattal and Barbara Casavecchia in connection with the exhibition “Fix Your Gaze On Saturn’s Rings” at Bergen Kunsthall.
The exhibition features a large number of works from the 1970s until today, presented in a characteristic non-chronologic installation in which a myriad of narrative threads and layers appear through the juxtapositions of works in different media and formal idioms and on different scales. Fattal is mostly known for her work in clay, and her ceramic figures are glazed in luminous colours or shades of sand and brown. The many long-legged figures, assorted vessels or architectural ruins relate to her interest in mythology and archaeology, as well as her efforts to chart deeply human themes such as the ravages of war and recovery.
Simone Fattal (f. 1942, Damaskus, Syria) lives and works in Paris.
Barbara Casavecchia is a freelance writer and independent curator based in Milan, where she teaches at Brera art academy. Contributing editor for Frieze, her articles and essays – often focused on Italian contemporary art, visual cultures, and feminisms – have appeared in Art Agenda, Art Review, D/La Repubblica, Flash Art, Mousse, Nero, South/documenta 14, Spike, among others, as well as in artist books and catalogues. In 2018, she curated the exhibition “Susan Hiller. Social Facts”, at OGR, Turin. In 2014, she co-curated with Lorenzo Giusti the retrospective “Maria Lai. Ricucire il mondo” at MAN, Nuoro.
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