Pigs and Old Lace
24 September – 31 October 2020
Galerie Max Hetzler, London is pleased to announce Pigs and Old Lace, a solo exhibition of new work by Paris based artist Giulia Andreani (b. 1985, Venice). This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and her first in the UK.
In her painting, Andreani repurposes personal memorabilia and archival photographs to address forgotten histories, often through a feminist lens. The artist uses watercolour and acrylic to reproduce, alter and combine motifs from these photographs generating new layers of meaning. Working primarily in Payne’s Grey, a possible nod to Gerhard Richter, Andreani presents figurative work untainted by the artifice and power of painterly colour.
Pigs and Old Lace features new paintings and works on paper of pioneering women — African-American sculptor Augusta Savage, Italian author Elsa Morante and early birth control activist Marie Stopes amongst others. Also appearing are children, Red Cross nurses, symbols of Europe and pigs in their different guises referencing both patriarchal systems and the French equivalent of the #metoo movement, ‘Balance ton Porc’ or ‘Denounce your Pig’. In her new works, Andreani delves into the complex histories, intimate and political, of these figures. In the Résidente (Allégorie) series, using both archival imagery and casting her contemporaries as models in the role of their forebears, Andreani shares with us portraits of women in the tranquil act of creation. Yet behind these depictions lies a powerful struggle for acceptance within a predominantly male world. In Les Sept Sorcières, a portrait of early 20th century women disguised as witches, Andreani riffs on the notion of danger surrounding women who refuse to conform to societal norms epitomised by the enduring folklore around witches; a symbol co-opted by 1970s Italian feminists as a one of rebellion and thus empowerment.
Throughout her practice, Andreani draws historical parallels, conflating time periods, which allows us to extract prescient stories of a battle not yet won. The artist addresses notions of historical amnesia and unearths buried narratives, specific and universal, as a form of resistance.
“Giulia Andreani is an archaeologist of historical images. She tracks down written records and images of women that are absent from our shared history, using her painting to create a space for deconstructing and expanding a version of history that is both incomplete and biased.” – Julie Crenn
Giulia Andreani (*1985, Venice) lives and works in Paris. Andreani’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions in public institutions including Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole (2020); Labanque, Béthune (2019); Villa Médicis, Rome (2018); Centre d’Art Nei Liicht de Dudelange, Luxembourg (2017); La Conserverie, Metz (2016); Lab Labanque Béthune, Richebourg (2014); Centre culturel l’Escale, Levallois (2013); Premier Regard, Paris (2012). Group exhibitions include Fondation Christian & Yvonne Zervos, La Goulotte, Vézelay; La Box, Bourges; and Villa Méditerranée, Marseille (2018); MAC VAL, Musée Départemental du Val de Marne, Vitry-sur Seine; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole; and Musée départemental d’art contemporain, Rochechouart (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); and Sam Art Project Foundation, Villa Rafet, Paris (2011).
Giulia Andreani’s works are held in international public collections including Centre Pompidou, Paris; MASP, São Paulo; Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), Paris; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Centre Culturel Régional Opderschmelz, Dudelange; Collection de la Ville de Montrouge, Montrouge; FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême; Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration (MNHI), Paris; and URDLA, Villeurbanne.
5 September – 24 October 2020
Bleibtreustraße 45, 10623 Berlin
Bleibtreustraße 15/16, 10623 Berlin
Goethestraße 2/3, 10623 Berlin
5 September – 17 October 2020
57, rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
31 October 2020 – 23 January 2021
And thus we existed
Bleibtreustraße 45 & Bleibtreustraße 15/16, 10623 Berlin
7 November 2020 – 9 January 2021
Goethestraße 2/3, 10623 Berlin
January 2020 – February 2021
41 Dover Street, London W1S 4NS
London: +44 20 7629 7733
麦克斯·赫茨勒画廊荣幸在伦敦画廊空间呈现艺术家朱莉亚 · 安德烈亚尼的个展《公猪与旧蕾丝》，展出艺术家的近期创作。这次展览是艺术家在伦敦的首次个展。
朱莉亚 · 安德烈亚尼以女性主义视角重新审视、加工个人记忆物件和文献图片，把被遗忘的历史作为创作动机。艺术家使用水彩和丙烯颜料来重新创造、改变、组合这些图片里的主题，以赋予它们新的意义。或许出于对格哈德·里希特（Gerhard Richter）的致敬，安德烈亚尼在创作里主要使用佩恩灰（Payne’s Grey）这种颜色，以使形象的呈现不受绘画色彩的影响。
这次个展展出的油画和纸本作品里出现了先锋女性的形象，她们是：非裔美籍雕塑家奥古斯塔·萨维奇（Augusta Savage）、意大利作家艾尔莎·莫兰特（Elsa Morante）以及早期节育女权活动者玛丽·斯特普（Marie Stopes）等。在画作里同样出现的还有小孩、红十字会女护士、指代夫权体系的欧洲的标志、以及猪的形象——metoo运动在法国的口号是“揭发你的公猪”（Balance ton Porc）。作品《七女巫》里，七位20世纪初期的女性穿扮成女巫，安德烈亚尼以此戏谑地指涉将不遵守社会风俗的女性丑化成女巫并视为威胁的民俗，呼应了70年代意大利女权主义者有意识地使用女巫形象以反叛和赋权的做法。