AlbumArte
AlbumArte

Archè | Romina Bassu | 30 November – 31 December

OPENING 30 NOVEMBER 2021 from 6.30 p.m

Exhibition curated by Paola Ugolini Project direction Cristina Cobianchi Direction and coordination of debates Daniela Trincia General project coordination Marta Bracci

The initiative is financed by the Regione Lazio

The initiative is financed by the Regione Lazio

The archetype is a content of the collective unconscious, which determines the tendency to react and perceive reality according to typical forms, constant in different cultural groups and historical periods. The archetypes, contained in the deepest levels of the unconscious, are never directly accessible, but emerge in figurative language, myths, dream symbols, folkloric representations, all manifestations that can be used in analytical therapy to investigate the way in which the collective unconscious shapes the fundamental forms of adaptation, so they become social conditioning.

The artist intends to enter into profound contact with these figures of mythology, relating to each one in order to synthesise it and poetically trace a path of rehabilitation of the stereotype and profound self-care, which is precious in this very difficult moment in which we have all become more fragile and upset, because rediscovering and legitimising the goddesses within one’s own personality represents an enormous potential for interpreting oneself and social interactions. Myth, in fact, evokes images that, even if not immediately understood, as in dreams, remain important on a symbolic level. Greek mythology reflects the patriarchal society of the time, which has continued in various forms until recent times. In this project we will analyse the influence that these myths have had on the development of female psychology, questioning which Goddesses, or their traits, our culture does not support – for example Aphrodite belittled for her sensuality and condemned to represent, in time, simply the prostitute.

The project foresees an intense interaction with the territory and the communities, through a dense agenda of appointments during the exhibition, which will involve, among others, some of the participants of the project “Donne (non più) anonime. Conversation on Femicide”, which will give rise to two debates directed and coordinated by Daniela Trincia, on “the archetypes in relation to the social role of women”. The Casa delle Donne Lucha Y Siesta in Rome will be involved in a painting workshop held by the artist. Students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome – Menagement for Art course, teacher Marta Silvi – and from a state technical institute in Rome, will take part in a meeting with the psychologist on the theme “Jung and the archetype”.

Special participatory guided tours will be organised, in which students from the RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts in Rome – courses in Multimedia installations and Performing techniques, lecturer Simone Cametti – and the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone – Course in Contemporary Museology, lecturer Adriana Polveroni – will take part. Participatory visit and focus on myths and archetypes, for the Artists Residents of the Real Academia de Espana en Roma.

Thanks to Casale del Giglio for the wine tasting during the opening of the exhibition.

The initiative is financed by the Regione Lazio