The Castello di Rivoli offers its public the first solo show in an Italian museum of the German artist Paloma Varga Weisz. Born in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in 1966, Varga Weisz lives and works in Düsseldorf.
The Old World seems to be at the center of visual fascinations proposed by the artist who – through an iconography laden with references to Renaissance painting and sculpture or symbolist culture – creates complex installations of grand poetical intensity, at times unsettling but often contemplative and generally poised between dreams and reality. The many psychoanalytical references and a strong attention to the body – especially female bodies – on the artist’s part have guided the project by curator Marianna Vecellio in staging an event in close contact with the artist, which is in keeping with the best tradition at the Museum. Paloma Varga Weisz’s exhibition is made up of a vast selection of works, from ones from her youth up to more recent pieces, that are able to render the complex and intricate formal investigations of this German artist.
- Paloma Varga Weisz, Lying Man, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: S. Hostettler, VG-Bild-Kunst, Bonn.