Still a few days for Francesca Woodman’s Photography in Siena

You will have still a few days to visit Francesca Woodman‘s exhibition at Sms Contemporanea, the contemporary art center of Santa Maria della Scala Museum in Siena.


In fact, the exhibition, which is under way since last September, will end on 10th January 2010, and until then visitors will have the chance to marvel at 114 pictures, among which there are some unpublished pieces. So, if you intend to give a look at it in these days, we would like to give you a short introduction to the artist.


She was born in 1958, daughter of the artists Betty and George Woodman, and she began to work in the field of photography when she was just 13 years old, when she created her first self-portrait. Later on, the artist kept on taking pictures of herself in domestic settings, in the nature, alone or with friends, during actions and planned performances. Francesca committed suicide in January 1981, at the age of just 22 years old.


The artist’s creations focus on the relation between her body, object and subject of her self-portraits, and her look. She doesn’t give an idealized vision of herself, but on the contrary, her own image is always inserted into the universe, as if she was part of it.


Along the exhibition itinerary, accompanied by a catalogue edited by Silvana Editoriale with texts created by Isabel Tejeda, Marco Pierini, Rossella Caruso and Lorenzo Fusi, it will be possible also to watch some short videos made by the artist.


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