Fondazione Merz

Luisa Rabbia. In viaggio sotto lo stesso cielo

June 19 – September 20, 2009


Curated by Beatrice Merz

The exhibition evolves around three central works, consisting of a video and two installations, with traveling as the main theme, through an intimate, imaginary and surreal journey.

Luisa Rabbia combines her own world of loneliness, fear, anxiety and personal memories with images taken from other people’s lives. The result is a sort of diary, a narrative that develops through a net of drawings: endless roots, fragments of the artist’s work and clips from her previous videos that are all like blood vessels of a life journey.

This project is a journey in the mid of life, where one day somehow follows the other, between sunrise and sunset; perhaps it’s part of a greater journey that starts with birth and ends with death. It’s the combination of different moments of life, with no particular chronological order, just like we tend to remember the past: they create a story where the viewers themselves can experience their own journey. (Luisa Rabbia).

From February 25 to April 2010, the exhibition was hosted by the Centro Cultural MOCA in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in collaboration with the Institute of Culture of the Italian Embassy in Buenos Aires.