Les Grandes, 2018
Ceramic (black), 60x72x56 cm
Ceramic (pink), 80x63x46 cm
The starting point for Sonia Kacem's research is the memory of the female body draped in flowing cloths and fabrics. The ceramic works created for the Artisti per Frescobaldi Prize recreate draping fabrics intended to gather energy, recalling the dynamism of Umberto Boccioni's futurist sculptures as well as Morris's Felt Works. In Kacem's work, the reference to Tuscany is linked to traditional crockery, which, since the Middle Ages, has been made with basic shapes and natural-coloured earth.
She was born in 1985 in Geneva (Switzerland), where she lives and works. She has exhibited at the Swiss Cultural Centre in Paris (2017), at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Geneva (2016), at the Kunstverein Nuremberg (2015) and at the Kunsthalle in St. Gallen (2015). She is represented by the T293 Gallery (Rome) and the Galerie Gregor Staiger (Zürich).
Sonia Kacem, label for CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino, Dedicated vintage 2013. Ed. 500 Magnum, 2013
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