Sculpture (photographs printed on dibond, concrete base), 350 x 110 x 5 cm.
A site-specific sculpture designed for the Middelheim Museum, an open-air sculpture park in Antwerp, approaches the theme of the human figure omnipresent in the collection of the museum. Rethinking the ancient sculptures that lost their body parts in time, the headless statue gives a contemporary interpretation to the classics.
Sculptures (photographs printed on dibond, wood base, ruler), installation view.
The human body is investigated in order to create a humorous overview of contemporary movements and postures. The relationship with technology has created new gestures that are already recognized in the public vision. The project studies the shift in the perception of the space due to the technological devices which make a distinction between the virtual distance and the physical one. The sculpture ideally measures the difference between these two different spaces – how close we can be while being far from each other – and leaves the question open.
Sculpture (photographs printed on forex, metal), 180 cm x 55 cm x 3 cm.
A metal structure captures the elements of the street giving an imaginary set of city life. The loneliness of the citizen is caught in a structure that reminds the typical assembly kit of childhood.
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Marta Galmozzi (b. 1991) lives and works in Italy. After she obtained her Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at Accademia G. Carrara di Belle Arti of Bergamo (IT), she graduated in the Master of Photography at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp (BE).
Her work has been exhibited in the Middelheim Museum (Antwerp) and she has been nominated as finalist for the Young Artist Prize 2018.
Her principal exhibitions are:
Raccontare l’Invisibile / group show at GIACOMQ, Bergamo (IT); Half awake, half asleep / solo show at Projektrum Vera, Copenhagen (DK); Selected Works / solo show at 88- Gallery, Antwerp (BE); One thing I can tell you is you got to be free / group exhibition hosted by FotoMuseum, Antwerp (BE); #2 No- Solo Show / group exhibition at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (BE); New Faces / group exhibition at H18 Gallery, Brussels (BE) for ‘Brussels Photo Festival 2017’.