• Elena Berriolo

    Fondazione Marconi

    With her installation Bibita (Drink), 1990, Elena Berriolo called into representation a phallocentric, sexually imbalanced world that seems to confirm the notion that human curiosity, whatever its apparent forms, is actually directed exclusively toward either the sexual or the alimentary. In this simple, almost minimal installation, Berriolo developed an iconography of both the visible (here, all that is phallic) and the invisible (all that is transparent, or vaginal) to create a gender-specific, dichotomized imagery that is determined by sexual difference. By placing viewers in a real, physical

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