The tenth annual “Donna Scultura” exhibit opens this Sunday and features the work of 40 women sculptors who’ve, for years, lived and worked in the Pietrasanta Marble laboratories and bronze foundries.
Instead of the usual 4 artists, this year’s show features the work of 40 women artists… yes, you read that right, the international exhibition is a massive show featuring contributions from women sculptors from all over the world – who have all made Pietrasanta the center of their artistic endeavors.
The list of participants includes: Anneke Beaumont (Holland), Dora Bendixen (Norway), Elena Bianchini (Italy), Helaine Blumenfeld (USA), Stefania Brandinelli (Italy), Anna Chromy (Czech Republic), Elisa Corsini (Italy), Editt Davidovici (Romania), Fiore De Henriquez (Italy), Alexandra De Lazareff (Russia), Zoe de L’ isle Whittier (France), Veronica Fonzo (Argentina), Catherine Fourniau (France), Maria Gamundi (Venezuela), Lucilla Gattini (Italy), Roberta Giovannini Onniboni (Italy), Anat Golandski (Israel), Margot Homan (Holland), Mariko Isozaki (Japan), Janice Mehlman (USA), MOG (Italy), Maki Nakamura (Japan), Shelley Robzen (USA), Lisa Roggli (Switzerland), Cynthia Sah (China), Jaya Schuerch (USA), Silvina Spravkin (Argentina), Almuth Tebbenhoff (Germany).
The show also features the work of four women sculptors – no longer living – who have not only worked in Versilia and in Pietrasanta but have been pioneers and in some ways paved the way for the influx of subsequent artists in later years. They are Rosalda Gilardi, Esther Lapointe, Maria Papa and Alicia Penalba.
The exhibition is organized by the Assessorato alla Cultura of the Comune di Pietrasanta, and is curated by Chiara Celli and Valentina Fogher.
The opening is set for this Sunday at 10:30 am… the show runs from this Sunday, February 19th until March 11th 2012.
In the Sant’Agostino Complex in Pietrasanta
Hours: from 4pm to 7pm everyday – closed Mondays
The show is FREE and open to the public.
We’ve linked to the artists’ websites and/or to english-language sites wherever possible.
(Artists, please alert us to any incorrect information or preferred alternate links, thx!)
The photo of the Church of Sant’Agostino is by Davide Papalini.