Künstlerhaus Bethanien

Rossella Biscotti

23 Oct - 08 Nov 2009

ROSSELLA BISCOTTI’s artistic oeuvre encompasses videos, photographs and occasionally sculptures. Her works continue to develop over a long period of time; generally, their final media form is video. They often illuminate history and stories about people who were never in the public eye, but can become a source of reflection on individual or collective identity and memory, and their portrayal in Biscotti’s works. In Biscotti’s art, the starting point of a work is always a social or political event, possibly one in the distant past, which the artist encounters e.g. in the form of documentation or a newspaper snippet and subsequently investigates meticulously. Biscotti employs her works to transpose these found documents, as fragments of an individual history, into reflections about identity, our relation to reality, and the depiction of memory. The subtle interplay between concealed or multiple identities, fiction and reality, and the overlapping layers of time constitutes the characteristic attraction of Biscotti’s videos and installations.

Rossella Biscotti holds a fellowship from the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence in the context of our International Studio Programme. In addition, the artist is supported by a maintenance grant from the Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwunst, Amsterdam.

Rossella Biscotti – "A short story about memory, pentothal and dreams."
23rd October – 8th November 2009, Studio 3
Opening: Thursday, 22nd October 2009, as from 7 pm

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