Events and Exhibitions
Trama doppia: Maria Lai, Antonio Marras

8 December 2019 – 8 March 2020
National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art in Matera

From December 8th, 2019 to March 8th, 2020 in the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Basilicata, inside the XVII century Palazzo Lanfranchi in Matera, will be open to the public the exhibition “Trama doppia. Maria Lai, Antonio Marras”. The duo walks the guests into a poetic world, suspended between visible and invisible. On the occasion Amini realizes a series of nine wall hangings, designed by Antonio Marras, made with some pieces of old jackets. Uniques pieces woven in Afghanistan and hand-embroidered in Sardinia.

 

The connection between Maria Lai and Antonio Marras is deeply rooted and finds expression in the ability to give life to waste and fragments giving new meanings to disused objects; Marras says in fact: “The thing that most fascinates and interests me is to give voice to elements that apparently are mute, but then working on it I try to create a language to ensure that this inspiration becomes a real thing and translates into the ‘objects’ that I show”. The exhibition focuses on the obsessions of the two artists, on the need to perform an act of creation and on the continuous analysis of their memory and their places of belonging, according to an axiom that Maria Lai summarizes as follows: “Man needs to put together the visible and the invisible, so he elaborate fairy tales, myths, legends, songs, art.

“The thing that most fascinates and interests me is to give voice to elements that apparently are mute, but then working on it I try to create a language to ensure that this inspiration becomes a real thing and translates into the ‘objects’ that I show”.