Tue, February 14, 2017
12:00 pm – 14:00
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese 120
50139 Firenze, italy
Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, upon a plane which apparently does not suit them. (Max Ernst)
Between found objects, memories and new imageries, collage is more than ‘cut and paste’, it is the art of metamorphosis, of combining and layering, of re-contextualizing, of connecting past and present, in contrast, collision and resumption, finding a personal visual language. The workshop offers an intense creative approach to collage by reflecting on representation of women now and then in a hands-on-experience using a broad variety of image sources from classic art to every day advertisement.
(Workshop for NYU Students only)
As part of the Picturing Women series.
Bärbel Reinhard is an artist working with photography and a teacher. After studying art history and sociology in Berlin she graduated in professional photography at Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence. Beside her work as photography teacher and freelance she works mainly on personal projects and has exhibited in Italy and abroad. She has curated several exhibitions in Italy and collaborated with publishers in the photographic sector. The main themes of her interest and work are the characteristics and limits of photography as a space-time-tied medium and its layering, memory and nature.