"Ex voto: il diritto all'illusione" by Patrizia Grieco
"Ex voto: il diritto all'illusione" by Patrizia Grieco.
Sculpture in papier-maché and iron, oxidized bronze effect patinated; donkey detail: patinated, rusted iron.
Dimensions: cm 180x 50x 40 cm.
About the work:
These are not material things among the most important things that are given to us by life, by our God, or by nature.
I offered this "ex voto" (For Grace Received) to the Cosmos, because it allowed me to get to my age defending hardly the things I believe in, having to fight all those who see in place of an ideal, a flying donkey. (P.G)
About the artist:
Patrizia Grieco is a contemporary sculptor living and working between Italy and France. She has collaborated with Simeoni, Lista and Duriez. In 2011 she founded the Ventiditalia group, together with other artists and the curator Nino Altilio. Since 2012 she has exhibited in Berlin, Sanremo, the Venice and Genoa Biennials, Naples, Zunyi (China), Fukuoka (Japan) and at the ancient De Martino furnaces with two exhibitions and performances: La Nostra Storia and Gabbie.
In 2016 she attended an artistic residence in Tucheng (China). In 2019 she was the winner of a Unesco project, along with the artist C. Guicheteau, which is currently in the process of being realized for an open-air museum.
Her works are in the Museum of Nove, Museum of Modern Art in Tucheng (China), L.A.M Pomona (CA) and other public and private collections.
The artist says of her art: “I consider my works to be sort of autobiographical becasue they always express my joy, my love for life, nature and the surrounding world, but also the sadness of not recognizing myself in it, my worries, the restraints of modern society, and how to protect ourselves from them, and the ones we build ourselves..."
We are a group of parents who met in the Hematology Ward of the "Santo Spirito" Hospital of Pescara while sharing the drama of our children's illness.
In 2000, we founded this NGO to help monitor the lives of our children who, unfortunately, are forced to spend their time in the hospital.
We are trying to support these young patients who have to face a battle bigger than themselves, and to help the whole family who has been catapulted into a tunnel of fear and pain, their lives disrupted by the material and psychological difficulties of the disease. We want to contribute to the improvement of the hospital structure constructively, by putting ourselves on its side and supporting it.