Icastica 2013 Glocal Women 1°

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Icastica 2013 Glocal Women 1°
Curated by: Fabio Migliorati

June 8th, 2013 - August 18th, 2013
Opening: June 8th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Curated by respected art critic Fabio Migliorati, Icastica 2013 Glocal Women
will see the celebrated town of Arezzo once again become a ‘melting pot
of contemporaneity’. Inspired by the word icastica, meaning ‘the art of
representing reality’, this year’s show specifically focuses on the condition of
women as ‘glocalised’ and the increasingly standardised ways in which women
are to present themselves: ‘now role is style’. Accompanying McVeigh, Icastica
showcases work from over 30 influential female artists, from five continents,
including Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Amy Cheung, Nan Goldin, ORLAN
and Federica Marangoni. McVeigh places travel at the centre of much of her
work, subverting notions of time and place to explore identity and a universal
subconscious, and so is a natural fit for this landmark biennale. Attempting to
address the aesthetics of belonging in our globalised environment, McVeigh
presents a number of monoprints. As JJ Charlesworth says, “It’s a way of
working that stops us from being too preoccupied with the ‘touch’ of the artist
- of the sense that what one is looking at is a form of ‘writing’, in which the
movement of the brush is the equivalent of the gesture of the artist’s hand;
and, by implication, a sort of extension and expression of their emotional state
or their personality”. The artist is also debuting her first film, Sight of Memory, which documents
her extended stay in Syria. Created using a hand held camera, the film is a
personal response to human life and the everyday details that define who we are. An
accumulative set of images, a silent film made as a poem.