The volume illustrates the exhibition at the Studio Museo Felice Casorati in Pavarolo (Turin), an itinerary that tells the story of three female artists, belonging to different eras, who themselves have different stories but who tell everything in the most authentic way what unites man to his deep and congenital bond with the earth, roots, nature.
The exhibition begins with a masterly work by the artist Antonietta Raphael (Kaunas, 29 July 1895 – Rome, 5 September 1975) entitled “Autoritratto scrivendo una lettera a Mario” from 1942. Through the self-portraits, which mark her entire production, Antonietta she represents herself as a woman, mother and artist, placing the theme of identity at the center of her work precisely through the story of herself.
Some of the most fascinating and undoubtedly most important works by the artist Kiki Smith (Nuremberg, 1954) are also presented. Nature and culture, intellect and body, beauty and transience are the conditions of the human being that Kiki Smith examines in her work. It reveals the fragility of the body while exploring the individual’s relationships with animals and the environment. Finally, there is one of the most famous works by the artist Cindy Sherman (Glen Ridge, 1954). The work, titled Untitled #38, from 1979 is part of the famous “Untitled Film Stills” series. It is a suite of 70 black and white photographs taken over the course of three years in which the artist posed as various female film characters, including the ingenue, the worker, the vampire and the lonely housewife. The exhibition is realized thanks to the collaboration with the Giuseppe Iannaccone Collection, Milan, the Municipality of Pavarolo with the coordination of Francesca Solero and curated by Archivio Casorati.