bologna

Enrica Borghi

Galleria D’Arte Moderna

Enrica Borghi is now well known in Italy for sculptural work using recycled plastic materials ranging from fake fingernails to fragments of plastic bottles. In the unfortunately rather unattractive Spazio Aperto (open space) that Bologna’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna reserves for the work of young artists, Borghi showed pieces in her familiar style along with a new installation, Gioielleria “Tiffany” (Tiffany jewelers), 2000. Seven pedestals covered with elegant black satin draperies and topped by Plexiglas showcases were arranged along a corridor. Similar to jewelry display cases, these objects, in fact, constituted an exhibition in and of themselves. What they, in turn, exhibited as if in a jeweler’s display were intricate necklaces, rings, and earrings with flower shapes. First the viewer was struck by the pieces’ unquestionable beauty, then by the artist’s technical command of the processes

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