Celeste is a post-pandemic and pro-apocalyptic curatorial project, which explores hopeless ways of art display. Celeste is a nomadic artist-run space initiated in a peripheral context, with the intention of celebrating irrelevant spaces. Celeste is run by Alessandro Di Massimo and Claudia Petraroli.
In occasion of the Giornata del Contemporaneo 2021 Celeste presents the third part of LAVAPIU an exhibition programme staged on the window of the homonymous self-service laundrette in the Gammarana neighbourhood, in the city of Teramo.
The artist Silvia Morin will produce an artwork for this edition of LAVAPIU. Her artwork will be shown for a period of two months and viewable for 24 hours. Exhibition texts will be available via QR code.
Silvia Morin (b. 1998) turns her own body into the medium through which she stages women’s biographies that were interrupted by male violence. Morin’s “psychic” photographs are the final outcome of a process of empathic identification with her subject’s stories, that goes through a performative phase in which the use of clothes play a peculiar function.
The artist does not use costumes, instead she draws from her own everyday: rather than setting up a cosmetic disguise, Morin creates in her images a paradoxical coincidence between her life and the life of those women
by triggering an emotional and temporal confusion. Far from being real self-portrait or simple representation, Morin’s women are additional characters, not yet realised, that appear to be coming back for necessity, to affirm a pacification.
For LAVAPIU Morin presents a previously unreleased work dedicated to Lea Garofalo. Lea was a justice collaborator murdered in 2009 during an ambush by her ex-boyfriend, a member of the organised crime group Ndrangheta, in an apartment in Milan city centre. In 2013, the year when Lea Garofalo’s body was found, Morin partakes accidentally to her funeral.