The exhibition “Ketty La Rocca: Se io fotovivo. Opere 1967-1975” explores for the first time the relationship between Ketty La Rocca and photography in order to highlight the crucial role this medium played in her way of representing the body and gestures and in documenting her performative activity. Among her themes, the role of women within mass communication and an explicit critique of capitalism and the influence the Church has within modern society emerge significantly. To the stereotypical imagery of women’s publishing that had marked her early research, La Rocca also adds to her repertoire historical images, such as those taken from the Alinari archives, or scientific ones, as in the case of Craniologie, where she employs X-rays of the skull, superimposed on photographs of hands or handwritten phrases.
Ketty La Rocca: Se io fotovivo. Opere 1967-1975, 14 Jul 2022 — 02 Oct 2022
Camera, the Italian Centre for Photography, Via delle Rosine 18