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Eva Marisaldi

Galleria Massimo Minini

Eva Marisaldi’s recent solo exhibition consisted of a selection of works (all 1999) all quite different from each other, and the title of the show. “Accampamenti” (Encampments), with its evocation of the nomadic life, emphasized the multiplicity of directions the artist has taken in her current investigations.

The viewer was greeted by a series of small objects placed on the floor on both sides of the gallery entrance. At first glance, they appeared to be simple wooden stools, but the tops of the seats, which sported green-and-white striped cushions, could be lifted, revealing compartments holding small, stuffed “toys” covered in the same green-and-white striped fabric (except for one covered in red). At the show’s opening, the artist, in performance mode, lifted the stool covers and partially revealed these objects (which included a little horse, a miniature piano, and other small, more

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