Sabra Beauty Everywhere
9 May – 24 November 2019
Venezia, Museo Correr
From VAF-Stiftung collection
Curated by Gabriella Belli
Chiara Dynys is a multifaceted artist who creates conceptual experiences as well as painting/sculpture, an interesting “case” within Italian contemporary art who has produced a considerable quantity of performance art and other work that is strongly committed to current social and anthropological themes.
After exhibitions dedicated to two internationally renowned artists, American Jenny Holzer and Iranian Shirin Neshat, it is the turn of Italian Chiara Dynys to bring her vision to the Sala delle Quattro Porte with a project which, like the work of Holzer and Neshat, addresses important social issues.
Her new project, entitled Sabra Beauty Everywhere, was created in 2012 in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in Lebanon. The theme is childhood games, played by children who are living in these ghettos of fear and isolation, yet who – despite everything – still manage to be children, behaving with an apparent disarming normality. Encased in precious ‘tabernacles’, the images of lacerated childhood bear witness to the commitment and role of Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia in examining the emerging problems of social coexistence.