by Arianna Greci, Year II of the postgraduate course in Contemporary Visual Arts (A.Y. 2021/22)
I investigate the meaning and the shape of intimate and daily spaces. My artistic research leads me to study the appropriation of daily space, both public and private, from a physical, social, psychological and emotional point of view. Places, landscapes and atmospheres I live in influence my imaginary and artistic production.– Arianna Greci
I appreciate writing and drawing. The text is both an image and a pure meaning expressed and perceived simply and directly: it can be created in a slow and meditated manner or as an instantaneous intuition and reading of a fleeting moment, or yet an image or a feeling.
Drawings are the result of extensive observation, they establish a strong relationship with the subject and the substrate used, a slow and methodical path to discovery.
The concept behind Advice for domestic survival
Wine and its production have always played a key role in the culture and habits of the Italian people. Every meal, every event and above all every holiday or festive occasion has always been accompanied and celebrated with a glass, a bottle of wine or a toast.
This totem speaks to the artist’s long-standing work on writing, casting a glance to the area and its habits. It is called Advice for domestic survival [Consigli di sopravvivenza domestica]: it (currently) lists forty suggestions of actions, gestures and thoughts to be performed at home. Houses change and grow around their dwellers: they become a nest, a refuge, a cage or a foreign body.
Although tailored to a special moment, each piece of advice for domestic survival is always relevant, valid and practicable. They can accompany daily boredom, the slow passing of time in a winter afternoon or on a spring Sunday. The sentence written for Ca’ Del Bosco was inspired by existing advice in the list of the forty suggestions, and then reworked.