May 20, 2017 - June 04, 2017

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One of Us | Rachele Maistrello

The exhibition ONE OF US (The Cabinet) by Rachele Maistrello, curated by Zoë De Luca, is open to the public at Museo Giovanni Fattori in Livorno until Sunday 4 June 2017. The event is part of the project Level 0, which came to the fourth edition: on the occasion of ArtVerona 2016, the directors of 14 museums and contemporary art institutes selected one or more artists from those present at the fair and committed to promoting them inside of their programming through a talk, a presentation or an exhibition. Francesca Giampaolo of Museo Giovanni Fattori in Livorno has identified Rachele Maistrello, proposed at the fair by Metronom


One of Us reflects on the psychological and relational dynamics that exist between five girls living within the same housing context. Everyone calls it the girls' home is a border and passage between different ages and emotional states, where distant contexts and aspirations meet, creating a setting that is both a shelter and a theater. The project involves the creation of a set of scenery in which the artist photographs the girls, taking care to preserve the intimate and familiar tone that characterizes the sharing of a home. Placed in a limbo between vernacular photography, scene photography and reportage, these images reflect on the very nature of the instrument, aiming to reflect on the revelation of relationships and emotions through the photographic medium. The artist realized part of the project at the second edition of Livestudio's residence at Metronom. 


Rachele Maistrello (Vittorio Veneto, 1986) lives between Bologna and Venice. She graduated at the IUAV University in Venice, than in Zurich at the Photography Department at ZHDK Academy. In 2015 she won the Combat Prize in Livorno and a few months later she received an honorable mention at Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Arts. Her work has been shown at BYOB, 54.Biennal of Venice, Italy (2011); the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Milan, Italy (2012); Galerie 201, Zürich, Switzerland (2012); the ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany (2009); IMMIX gallery, Paris, France (2008). In 2013 She was granted a one year artist-residency in Venice at the contemporary art Foundation Bevilacqua La Masa. In 2016 she has been selected as one of the resident artist in METRONOM for LIVEstudio programme. Among the recent shows she participated: Vedo Non vedo curated by Filippo Luini at The Lone T (Milan, 2016), ASSULA curated by Zoe de Luca at Workbench international (Milan, 2016), Arcadia at Gelateria Sogni di Ghiaccio (Bologna, 2016). Selected for the project Level 0 at ArtVerona 2016, she will present her series One of Us, in a personal exhibition in Livorno at Museo Fattori, curated by Zoe de Luca (2017).


ONE OF US (The cabinet) | Rachele Maistrello
curated by Zoë De Luca
Opening // Saturday 20 May, 5pm 
20 May - 4 June 
Opening time // from Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 1pm; 4-7pm 
Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori
via S.Jacopo in Acquaviva 65/71, Livorno

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