In part of the AIPAD Photography Show 2015, the Grimaldi Gavin gallery selected for us three photographs , “Cala Mariolu, Big Rock, 2014” by Italian photographer, Massimo Vitali, “Nympheas #33” by Goldschmied & Chiari, and “The Actress” by Miles Aldridge.
Goldschmied & Chiari
Nympheas #33, 2011
© Goldschmied & Chiari
C-print, 40 inches
Edition 3 + 2AP
The Nympheas by Italian duo Goldschmied & Chiari (Eleonor Chiari and Sara Goldschmied) – works from this series will be on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington from June 2015.
‘Nympheas’ (Water Lillies) is a series of 40 photographs taken ‘en plein air’ in Rome between 2003 and 2011. The subject of these works is the polluted Tiber river studded with flowers, made of coloured plastic bags created and positioned by the artists, echoing the flowers from Claude Monet’s iconic ‘Nympheas’. These works are an ironic reference to the dichotomy between the natural and artificial, the urban and rural. Two ‘Nympheas’ from 2007, initiated through a commission of Museion Museum of Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy are included in FLORILEGIA. These works were part of a 27 metre long panoramic photographic installation on the fence around the museum, reproducing a nymphea garden.
Sara Goldschmied (1975) and Eleonora Chiari (b.1971) have been working as an artistic duo since 2001 under the name goldiechiari but now practice as Goldschmied & Chiari. They live and work between Rome and Milan. A solo exhibition of their work has recently toured to Centre d’Art Contemporaine Passerelle, Brest (France) and Villa Croce, Museum of Contemporary Art, Genova (Italy). ‘Nympheas’ will be included in the Women to Watch exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington from June 5th and work by Goldschmied & Chiari is also included in the group exhibition Prophetia at the Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona until june 7th 2015.