Exhibition: Deep Tides Dry
Deep Tides Dry
Saturday 18 April 2015 to Monday 18 May 2015
Centrum Sete Sois Sete Luas Ponte de Sor
Avenida da Liberdade 64F – Ponte de Sor – Portugal
everyday (except Sunday and holidays)
9:30 – 13:00 | 14:00 – 18:00
[/one_half] [one_half_last] A typical action in the Mediterranean cities of Italy and Portugal is the hanging of laundry in public space, making the buildings they hang from a public exhibition space for intimate objects. Investigating this culture, Roman street artist Alice Pasquini proposes an exhibition in Ponte de Sor that brings together installations and paintings to explore the psychology of this overlap between private and public. “Deep Dry Tides,” which opens on Saturday, April 18 at 17:00 at Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas Ponte de Sor, is a contemporary journey to the roots of Mediterranean traditions.
With the important support of the Municipality of Ponte de Sor, Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas presents in Alentejo Italian artist Alice Pasquini, one of the few internationally known and recognized female artists in the street art world. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and earning a Master of Arts in Art Criticism, Alice has left her mark on the walls of more than 40 cities globally, and has also exhibited work in galleries and museums in Paris, London, and Barcelona, among others. A recurring theme of her work is femininity, which as represented by Alice contrasts with the stereotypical image of women as sexual objects. The women of Alice Pasquini are strong, curious and independent.
With the exhibition “Deep Dry Tides,” which opens on Saturday, April 18 at 17:00 at Centrum Sete Sóis Sete Luas, Alice Pasquini explores one of the defining acts of Mediterranean culture which, being extremely common and everyday, sometimes goes unnoticed: a private display in public space via the hanging of laundry out the window. Ponte de Sor will not miss the opportunity to have Alice create a dialogue with the environment and local people, as she will also complete a piece of urban art in Alentejo during her stay.
In the days prior to the exhibition, Alice Pasquini will lead a workshop in creativity at the municipal school.