Loro (Them)
Loro (Them)
Loro (Them)
Loro (Them)
Loro (Them)
Loro (Them)
Loro (Them)
Loro (Them)
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Loro (Them), 2008

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Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
watercolours on canvas

15.7inch x 11.8inch

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© Elisabetta Benassi - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino, foto di Artissima 2010 - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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Is it important to remember everything that happens? In what way does news become History? What happens if one distances an image from the facts that it should describe? These are only some of the many questions that emerge when one looks at Them (Loro), created in 2010 by Elisabetta Benassi. The work, a group of watercolors on canvas, is part of a broader research project that emerged from investigations the artist carried out beginning in 2008. That year, while she found herself in the United States during the presidential elections and at the height of the economic crisis, Benassi began to assiduously visit libraries and archives for the major newspapers, focusing her research on images published by the press over the course of the twentieth century. [...] 
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