• Margherita Manzelli

    Via Farini - Documentation Center for Visual Arts (DOCVA)

    Margherita Manzelli’s show “Il vascello fantasma” (The flying dutchman) soared on dreams and intimate, subjective tales. The gallery was filled with 25 small oil paintings, hanging from invisible nylon threads. The first paintings one saw hung about one meter from the floor and then, bit by hit, the height increased. In order to read the title, written by hand along the bottom edge of the panel, it was necessary to hold the paintings and turn them.

    Manzelli’s phantasms come from the shards of memory, unexpected eruptions of feeling, visual flashes that have struck her sensibility. They give an

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