At Palazzo Braschi Martina Biolo reflects on theinstability between human beings and everyday objects


The Rome Museum of Palazzo Braschi is hosting until Feb. 12, 2023 the fifth Portfolio exhibition, dedicated to Martina Biolo and her reflection on the instability of the relationship between human beings and the objects of their daily lives.

Until Feb. 12, 2023, the Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi is hosting the fifth exhibition of Portfolio, a section of the Quotidiana exhibition cycle, conceived and produced by the Quadriennale di Roma, in collaboration with Roma Culture, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, aimed at exploring some of the most significant directions in Italian art of the 21st century. As part of Portfolio, eleven artists under 35 are presented in the exhibition once a month with a single work.

The fifth Portfolio exhibition is dedicated to Martina Biolo (Padua 1996). In her practice, the artist extrapolates objects of domestic space from their dimension of everyday life through a sculptural process of transformation, capable of accentuating their preciousness, giving them durability and amplifying the persistence of the memories they hold. A work that stands as an attempt to stem the instability of the relationship between human beings and the objects of their everyday life. A dimension made up of amnesia and inattention that leads things toward a progressive divestment.

Tana (2020) is a sculptural work in which the artist reproduces the sofa cushions of her childhood home, arranging them as in the shelters built by children to hide and create a space of protection within the domestic walls. Martina Biolo uses latex almost like a fabric, enhancing its material characteristics, very similar to those of human skin. Accentuating this resemblance are the hematomas reproduced by the artist on the surface, which bring it closer to an organic, bodily and sensual dimension. The work appears as a relic of a past to which the artist’s body remains symbolically and materially clinging, and which records its trauma and experience. In this regard, Biolo states how, often, his works have the valence of “spectres,” attempts to make something appear that presses insistently from the past to claim its persistence in the present.

The exhibition has free access and no reservations. It can be visited Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Image: View of Martina Biolo’s installation, Tana (2020) at the Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi. Photo by Carlo Romano. Courtesy of Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma.

At Palazzo Braschi Martina Biolo reflects on theinstability between human beings and everyday objects
At Palazzo Braschi Martina Biolo reflects on theinstability between human beings and everyday objects


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