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Carla Accardi


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Born in Sicily in 1924, Carla Accardi moved to Rome in 1945. In the late fifties, she exhibited in Paris and Turin. Her painting is joyful and colorful, focusing on organic growth and change. It is also strongly feminist in its investigation of the tent as a form in transition between the domestic sphere and the public sphere. Her first Tenda, made in 1965, is a small, homemade tent of clear plast... MORE
Artist Bio
Born in Sicily in 1924, Carla Accardi moved to Rome in 1945. In the late fifties, she exhibited in Paris and Turin. Her painting is joyful and colorful, focusing on organic growth and change. It is also strongly feminist in its investigation of the tent as a form in transition between the domestic sphere and the public sphere. Her first Tenda, made in 1965, is a small, homemade tent of clear plastic on which painted marks seem to float. It incorporates the audience both into its image and its physical space. The Tenda may be an important precedent to many works that focus on domesticity and place rather than on an abstract notion of space. It is also one of the primary early artworks that involve the idea that architecture and experience can be nomadic or provisional. www. ps1.org/exhibitions/view/17

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