UK newspaper headlines recur in different forms and shapes throughout her solo show at Collezione Maramotti, fashion brand Max Mara’s art centre, alongside various constellations of bricks. The indignation of the press is heard in an audio piece, positioned next to a bunch of posters with angry headlines suspended from support structures. But the works can also be seen on buses driving through Reggio Emilia, a way of bringing the debate back to the public domain instead of restricting it to the confined white cube. “The issues addressed in the work are not only about the art world but about reality in general”, Benassi says. “These are real problems and questions about the relationship between art, politics, and life.”
Elisabetta Benassi’s exhibition, It starts with the firing, is on until 17 September 2017 at Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia, Italy.