At the heart of Gramma_Epsilon Gallery our purpose is to connect the present female avant-garde with the climate of experimentation and the female-led emancipatory movements of the 1960s and 1970s. We aim to document the work of the artists of the era, a time characterised by
extraordinary inventiveness and experimental strength, yet of which still little is known.
Perspectives of 20 female artists08.02 - 09.03.2024
“Mediterranean Disturbances” is a project divided into two distinct exhibitions that create a dialogue around the concept of the Mediterranean, not only as a physical place, a basin between lands and the eternal cradle of civilization, but also as a cerebral space, a metaphor and a virtual space of a future that presents itself today more than ever as uncertain, complete with many pressing problems.
“The Lost and Found Goddesses” curated by Paolo Cortese and Rosanna Ruscio, this exhibition collects the work of 10 significant Italian artists, most of them active since the 1970s, years in which the phenomenon of globalization was a science fiction hypothesis.
“On the Sea of my Tttttongue” curated by Caterina Stamou, this exhibition features works by 10 young Greek artists whose works engage in a different and reciprocal relationship with the sea, thereby visualising new attitudes, material and cultural gestures.
Curated by Paolo Cortese
The anthological exhibition, I WORK, follows Francesca Cataldi’s journey in making art with an array of unconventional materials that she would find in her environment, and which would attract her attention. A collection of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works made from cement, tar, resin, cellulose, and glass capture the essence of that journey. Her piece ‘La rete’, a work dating back to 1971, where Cataldi began to explore the possibility of leaving the canvas behind and applying wire mesh to it, proved to be seminal.
Since the beginning of her artistic journey Cataldi has proceeded in cycles, by dedicating herself to different materials, studying their characteristics, appropriating them, combining them and subsequently transforming them. As she puts it: “It’s the materials that look for me, not me looking for the materials. They come to me and spark the idea.”