In Venice, the magic of the Sardinian loom meets contemporary art

A large gallery among the Venetian streets, an atypical place (perhaps perceived as peripheral) where the exhibitions appear visible from the street. It is about D3082 | Woman Art Venice, a space dedicated to the investigation of the languages ​​of contemporary art with a focus on female creativity. In this frame, Graziella Carta, founder and creative director of Studio Pratha presents Weaving Poetry, a selection of thirteen tapestries from the historical collections, enriched by new models created just for the event.

Here gestures and artistic thought take shape in the weaving works creating something unique through an expressive medium aimed at contemporary art which, at the same time, draws on the sources of the millenary Sardinian textile tradition.

From Futurists to Alighiero Boetti and Fiber Art, passing through amanuensis practice and poetics of Maria Lai, to the point of drawing on forms and languages ​​of minimalist design of the Bauhaus, the mission of Studio Pratha it is that of the rediscovery and renewal of this expressive medium.
Photo n ° 3 - A Diosa, 2020- (170 × 239 cm)

Investigating this situation, Studio Pratha reveals the preciousness of his unique works, enriched by new contaminations and collaborations with contemporary artists. “My proposal is not to revisit the traditional model, but to revolutionize it”, says Graziella Carta, “each project is unique, a prototype. I deny any concept of seriality; because if it is true that there is a way to safeguard this immense millennial heritage, exclusivity is the right direction “. As Maria Lai, one of the greatest Italian artists and her mentor, said, “You must never replicate your works”.

And it is precisely starting from this concept and from Graziella’s innate passion for art (in particular for that of her region: Sardinia) that, “The magic of the loom” as she likes to call it, she becomes the protagonist, until November 21st, in the spaces of gallery D3082. Where, through these works of extraordinary manual workmanship «Sardinian women tell their stories. They write their story: a story that speaks of a territory through the hands of wonderful women who have turned their passion into a real job ».

Like the big tapestry To goddess, just to name one, a tribute to the most famous love song of Sardinian popular culture: I could not repos written by the Sarulese poet Badore Sini and set to music by the Swiss composer Giuseppe Rachel. A work in which the patterns and forms proposed trace the notes of this romantic ballad. A hymn to pure love, whose intensity translates into the vivacity of the colors that generate a suggestive chromatic triumph. The gallery is thus transformed into: “A real textile jewelry”.

dove: D3082 – WOMAN ART VENICE, San Polo 3082, Venezia
When:
Until November 21, 2021

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