Lo strappo della storia, conversazione con merletti / History’s pull, conversations with lace

Susan Harbage Page. Lo strappo della storia, conversazione con merletti / History’s pull, conversations with lace
Curated by Manuela De Leonardis
with essays by Manuela De Leonardis and Lia Newman

Exhibition Opening March 7 at 6pm
Rome Italy
March 8 – April 25, 2012

The Casa della Memoria e della Storia is an institution of Roma Capitale
See Merlettti Page on this blog for more images from the exhibition.
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“Taking old embroideries/doilies/laces and graphically retracing their borders, Harbage Page carries out a conceptual operation. She places the embroidery or the doily under a sheet of hand-made translucent paper and, with ink that is prevalently black but also magenta, she re-codifies its design.
In the passage from artifact to work of art, the American artist thus reconstructs the most intimate matrix of the object, endowing the hand of the woman who made it with a metaphorical identity.”
Manuela De Leonardis 
(excerpt from the upcoming catalogue that will accompany the exhibition)

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