n. pl. cor·po·ra (-pr-)
1. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
2. A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
3. The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
//Reviews of art. Art and language. Art and the body.
Sunday, 17 July 2016
Interview with Francesca Pasquali
17/07/16 Interview: Francesca Pasquali Francesca Pasquale: Metamorphoses Tornabuoni Art 29 June - 17 September 2016 and Francesca Pasquale: Spiderwall MOCA London 3 - 30 July 2016
Influenced by Italian art in general, and arte povera
in particular, Bolognese artist Francesca Pasquali (b1980) creates fully
immersive – often site-specific – installations, using everyday and industrial
materials, reappropriating them and bringing them into the public’s realm of
vision, and of the other senses too. Involving the public in the work of art is
part of what it is all about for Pasquali, and she enjoys the interplay of
movement, sometimes engendered by the person, sometimes by the material itself.
Showing in a commercial London gallery for the first
time, Pasquali has created a large-scale, colourful, plastic cloud in Peckham’s
MOCA London, and filled Mayfair’s Tornabuoni Art with a cross-section of her
works, from her best-known pieces made with drinking straws, to a carpet of
broom bristles, on which we sit to talk, during a break from installation.