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BODY WORKS 1976

"Sure: such pictures will not be the same with another artist, with another option, however, even considered under a point of view of photographic document, Gretta's corporeal options reach an unusual efficacy. We are in front of a little common concomination, between the creative activity of an artist who knows how to enjoy the expressive dynamic and plastic possibilities of her body and the realization of a photographic documentation which remains autonomous as well as in its teckinal as in its esthetic values."
October, 1979 - Gillo Dorfles - essay published on the occasion of Gretta’s solo exhibition at the Centro Culturale La Filanda, Verano Italy


Body Works X 1976 (Printed in 2007)
Inkjet print on archival paper, 48 x 33cm


Body Works VII 1976 (Printed in 2007)
Inkjet print on archival paper, 48 x 33cm
Body Works XI 1976 (Printed in 2007)
Inkjet print on archival paper, 48 x 33cm


Body Works XIV 1976 (Printed in 2007)
Inkjet print on archival paper, 48 x 33cm
Body Works XVII 1976 (Printed in 2007)
Inkjet print on archival paper, 48 x 33cm


 
0000000000000Body Works XVI 1976 (Printed in 2007)
0000000000000Inkjet print on archival paper, 48 x 33cm
And so these naked bodies also constitute a denunciation of the hedonistic and alienating practices to which the female form is submitted, a denunciation of the repression and mystification to which women's education exposes them from every direction. And they are an affirmation of the real sensuality of women, which respectability nonetheless still attempts to hide or to repress (the curtain or the mosquito net). And so, like gallery owner Romana Loda, we can quote Hugo Von Hofmannsthal when he said: "The profound should be hidden. Where? On the surface."
February 24, 1981 - Gina Avogadro - Ed.: Il Giorno, Italy "Personaggi - Within every woman there lies a tiger”

 

 

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