Autoritratti. Iscrizioni del femminile nell’arte italiana contemporanea is the title of the catalogue for the exhibition of the same name on at MAMbo - Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna . The show takes a critical look at the contemporary collections of MAMbo with the aim to highlight the links between art and politics in Italy over the past few decades, focussing primarily on the relationship between women and art.
Conceived by Uliana Zanetti and created by female staff members of MAMbo it has attracted the attention of respected women artists, critics, experts and directors of Italian museums, whose contribution has led to a constant interchange between the participants, and a wide ranging source of topics proposed by : a.titolo, Cristiana Collu, Emanuela De Cecco, Laura Iamurri, Arabella Natalini, Francesca Pasini, Maria Antonietta Trasforini, Letizia Ragaglia and by the working group of the museum. The project was also helped along by Federica Timeto and Elvira Vannini .
The outcome is an important book featuring the work of successful female artists, much of which was created for the show at MAMbo and the first part of the exhibition Autoritratti 1. Nuove gen(d)erazioni (Self-portraits 1. New gen(d)erations ), curated by Donatella Lombardo and Giorgia Benedetta Soncin, and on at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Bologna .
Critical texts and visual material appear along with pages compiled by the artists themselves for their own individual projects.
The artists are: Alessandra Andrini, Paola Anziché, Marion Baruch, Valentina Berardinone, Enrica Borghi, Anna Valeria Borsari, Chiara Camoni, Annalisa Cattani, Alice Cattaneo, Daniela Comani, Daniela De Lorenzo, Marta Dell’Angelo, Elisabetta Di Maggio, Silvia Giambrone, goldiechiari, Alice Guareschi, Maria Lai, Christiane Löhr, Claudia Losi, Anna Maria Maiolino, Eva Marisaldi, Sabrina Mezzaqui, Marzia Migliora, Ottonella Mocellin e Nicola Pellegrini, Maria Morganti, Margherita Morgantin, Liliana Moro, Chiara Pergola, Letizia Renzini, Moira Ricci, Mili Romano, Anna Rossi, Anna Scalfi Eghenter, Elisa Sighicelli, Alessandra Spranzi, Grazia Toderi, Sabrina Torelli, Traslochi Emotivi, Tatiana Trouvé, Marcella Vanzo, Grazia Varisco.