New York

Giosetta Fioroni, Liberty, 1965, pencil, white, and red enamel on canvas, 57 1/2 x 44 13/16”.

New York

“Giosetta Fioroni: L'Argento”

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
July 25–June 2, 2013

Curated by Claire Gilman

One would think that with the recent upswing of interest in Pop art made by women, Giosetta Fioroni’s delicate distillations of visual culture would have become familiar to American audiences, yet somehow her glimmering quotations of movie-star glamour shots and wistful reiterations of family photos remain obscure. Perhaps Fioroni’s broad range is to blame: Her early drawings—playful investigations of the “graphic”—as well as her paintings, book projects, and films defy easy categorization. Luckily, this first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in North America will afford us a chance to examine her fascinating output, via one hundred works from the 1940s through the early ’00s. Curator Claire Gilman will author a catalogue essay, which, joined by a text from art historian Romy Golan and by translations of earlier writings on Fioroni, should help contextualize the work.