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Aiuola delle delizie, 2004
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
55.12inch x 45.7inch
© Sissi - Courtesy GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino foto di Studio Gonella - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The true stylistic characteristic of Sissi’s work, which ranges from performance to photography to drawing, is the connection to the body and to the artist’s personal experience, which is always forcefully at the center of every piece she creates.
The first actions by this Bolognese artist developed around the concept of clothing, understood as an extension of the body or as disguise. In her performance Nature, 2006, for example, threads and stitches end up becoming simultaneously an umbilical cord, a connection to reality and a cage, capable of overwhelming the artist. Sissi’s photography and drawing also come out of her personal experience, beginning with diaries and files she has compiled, with almost maniacal dedication, since adolescence. [...]