About the Exhibit - Pigs & Old Lace
Giulia Andreani’s exhibit, Pigs & Old Lace, is currently on view at Galerie Max Hetzler, London, from 24 September – 31 October 2020.
“Andreani repurposes personal memorabilia and archival photographs to address forgotten histories, often through a feminist lens.” - Galerie Max Hetzler (source)
"The exhibit features pioneering women such as African-American sculptor Augusta Savage, Italian author Elsa Morante, and early birth control activist Marie Stopes amongst others." (source)
There are also references of “symbols of Europe and pigs in their different guises referencing both patriarchal systems and the French equivalent of the #metoo movement, ‘Balance ton Porc’ or ‘Denounce your Pig’.” (source)
While Andrea paints portraits of these women ‘creating’ peacefully, the paintings represent a greater “struggle for acceptance within a predominantly male world.” (source)
“Giulia Andreani is an archaeologist of historical images. She tracks down written records and images of women that are absent from our shared history, using her painting to create a space for deconstructing and expanding a version of history that is both incomplete and biased.” – Julie Crenn (source)
Visiting The Gallery
To see a walkthrough of the gallery exhibit, skip ahead to 15:38 in the video below.
About the Artist - Giulia Andreani
Giulia Andreani is an Italian artist who lives and works in Paris. Andreani graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in 2008 and received her master's degree in contemporary art from Paris IV-Sorbonne University in 2010.
“Throughout her practice, Andreani draws historical parallels, conflating time periods, which allows us to extract prescient stories of a battle not yet won. The artist addresses notions of historical amnesia and unearths buried narratives, specific and universal, as a form of resistance.” - Galerie Max Hetzler (source)