Giosetta Fioroni: ’60s in Rome
The retrospective of works by Italian painter and performance artist Giosetta Fioroni focuses on her acclaimed silver works from the 1960s.
This retrospective of Italian painter and performance artist Giosetta Fioroni features her work from early flirtations with abstraction (1959-60) to the “silver period” (1963-70) and vibrant works that then followed (1970-71). Her 1968 experimental performance La Spia Ottica (The Optical Spy), a kind of through-the-keyhole look into a young lady’s bedroom, distills voyeurism into one simple installation. The recreated performance will be shown on Saturdays and Sundays.
Regarded as ‘The First Lady of Italian Pop Art’ by Alberto Boatto (Il Giornale dell’Arte, Nov 2013), Fioroni was one of the most prominent female members of the renowned Roman art movement La Scuola di Piazza del Popolo, together with Mario Schifano, Tano Testa, and Franco Angeli. Fioroni was also one of the protagonist artists of the Venice Biennale 1964: The Rise of Pop Art.