Artphilein Collection on Display: Mariapia Fanna Roncoroni

Artphilein Collection on Display: Mariapia Fanna Roncoroni

The wall sculpture “Attesa” (“Waiting”, 2001) entered the collection of Artphilein Foundation, as part of its investigation into the memory and the book, in its various declination. Mariapia Fanna Roncoroni works with painting, visual poetry, mail art and sculpture.

The artist finds the appropriate medium to express her plastic anti-sculpture and anti-monumental research. “Attesa”, with Libri Muti (silent books), with no text, is part of the series of Librerie (Libraries), in which the artist wants to convey “thin emotions, fragile balances, volatile moods, enthusiasms and disappointments and all what, with swirling rhythm, happens to the human mind during life, what has hazy and fleeting outlines, is evasive and ungraspable. This is the fluid, allusive and abstract gathering in the Libri Muti, tightened, narrowed, with a few pages open, but always transfixed by a peremptory, defining, overwhelming and clear gesture.”(1) 

Mariapia Fanna Roncoroni was born in Milan in 1925, she learned painting at the School of Arturo Colombo and drawing with Mario Vellani Marchi; she attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva and studied fresco at the Academia de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. In 1978, with Sara Campesan and other colleagues based in Mestre, she founded the cultural center Verifica 8 + 1, which became an international point of reference on structuralism art. In 1995 she was invited to participate in the exhibition at the National Museum of Villa Pisani in Stra (VE) as part of the XLVI Biennale di Venezia. She lives and works in Villorba, near Treviso.

(1) Myriam Zerbi

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