Published by Ridinghouse/Luxembourg + Co., London. Introduction by Yuval Etgar. Text by Anna Dumont. Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Giosetta Fioroni (born 1932) is considered one of the most important figures in postwar Italian painting. Her work is commonly associated with the Scuola di Piazza del Popolo group in Rome (which also included Mario Schifano, Tano Festa and Franco Angeli), as well as with the advent of Pop art in Italy. Yet Fioroniís practice differs from those of her contemporaries and from Pop as it came to be understood in the English-speaking world. The divergences are most pronounced in her persistent exploration of femininity, rooted in both her personal experiences and her interpretation of the category in popular culture. Giosetta Fioroni: Alter Ego is the first publication to focus on feminist perspectives in the work of Fioroni. It includes an exclusive interview with the artist conducted by Hans Ulrich Obrist and an essay by Anna Dumont on the subject of gendered looking in Fioroniís portraits of women.
Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Piero Mascitti, Marco Meneguzzo.
This publication surveys the work of Italian painter Giosetta Fioroni (born 1932) and locates it in the context of Rome in the 1960s, where the artist found her signature style and subject matter by connecting her literary interests to the emerging Pop movement.