Ombretta Agro' Andruff
The artists - Betty Bee, Giulia Caira, Cecilia Lundqvist, Marko Maetamm, Ronald Moran, Ultra Violet and Krzysztof Wodiczko - use a broad range of media including video, animation, drawing, photography, performance and installation to explore the theme of domestic violence in a variety of ways and from widely different perspectives. Exhibition curated by Ombretta Agro' Andruff.
curated by Ombretta Agro' Andruff
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of independently-curated exhibitions. Home Sweet Home curated by Ombretta Agró Andruff will open on Sunday, February 8th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and remain on view through April 12th. A color brochure with an essay by the curator has been published to accompany the exhibition.
Coming from broadly different backgrounds, nationalities and ages, the international artists featured in Home Sweet Home address the theme of domestic violence in a variety of ways and from widely different perspectives. The artists ― Betty Bee, Giulia Caira, Cecilia Lundqvist, Marko Mäetamm, Ronald Morán, Ultra Violet and Krzysztof Wodiczko ― use a broad range of media including video, animation, drawing, photography, performance and installation to explore themes of violence against children and women, and the wall of silence that often isolates its victims.
Crossing the threshold and boundaries of shame and taboo, we enter a world of unspoken secrets, heroic endurance and helpless resignation. What happens behind closed doors is usually considered private and sacrosanct. Home Sweet Home opens those doors, breaks the barrier of privacy and reveals publically what is happening there. As aptly stated by one of the artists in this exhibition, Krzysztof Wodiczko: “Art in general seems to be a very useful artifice…for transmitting the things which people would rather not hear or see.”
Ombretta Agró Andruff is a New York-based freelance curator and art critic. Born in Italy and living in the U.S. since 1998, she has curated solo and group shows here and in Europe for museums, art festivals, commercial galleries and art fairs such as Artists Space, Queens Museum of Art, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Armory Show, Art Basel Miami Fair, Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival and the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. Since 2005, she has been a consultant to the Italian Cultural Institute in New York and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs
D O R S K Y G A L L E R Y | Curatorial Programs (DGCP) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that presents independently-curated exhibitions of contemporary art. Working with curators, writers, and art historians, DGCP aims to illuminate and deepen the public’s understanding and appreciation of issues and trends in contemporary art.
Image: Ronald Morán, Habitación Infantil, 2005
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 8th, 2:00-5:00pm
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