Arazzo

YEAR
  • 1996 – ongoing
DETAILS
  • 1996 – ongoing
  • Canvas with wool embroidery, velcro, blackberry dye
  • 250 x 150 cm
  • Installation view at AssabOne, Milan (2021),
  • GAM Turin (2023)
CREDITS
  • Photo: Andrea Rossetti

Arazzo is an ongoing work begun in 1996. It is re-presented from time to time, though not on a regular basis, to “witness” its continuous growth. Just as some lichens grow on the rocky surface of a boulder, these archipelagos of wool expand and die on a woven surface. Sooner or later the threads will break away, from the center to the edges, only leaving the outlines while the inner part is meant to decay, to erode, full of holes.

Arazzo was acquired by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – CRT in 2022 and it is now part of the collection of GAM in Turin. Each year, the Museum intends to create an opportunity for the artist to “show up at an appointment”, giving her the chance to give new form and development to the surface-landscape of Arazzo. In each appointment, a number of guests will be invited to talk about themes that relate in some way, by proximity or analogy, to the nature of Losi’s work, according to their personal practices and sensibilities. The unfolding of these conversations will proceed in parallel with the embroidery and tapestry growth.

GAM Torino, June 2023
Arazzo / Fulfilling life that lives is a performance by Claudia Losi and a conversation with Alice Benessia and Mauro Sargiani