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Sonia Elizabeth Barrett: Sky

Hundreds of independent art and museums spaces were forced to close due to the Corona-Crisis. In this series we are celebrating all the fantastic artistic events that are right now sitting behind closed doors. This time take a look on Sonia Elizabeth Barrett's installation Sky at Villa Romana in Florence, Italy, curated by Justin Randolph Thompson in collaboration with Black History Month Florence (BHMF).

Installation view Sonia Elizabeth Barrett at Villa Romana, Florence. Photo: Ela Bialkowska/ OKNOstudio

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“Suspended, soft, tender, Clouds (2019) linger in the room ever-present, delicate and overwhelmingly powerful. Full in the weight, the silence of the space they hold collectively is un-ignorable. Hair holds the DNA of a person, of a people. The remains, the cut parts, the fragments are weighty in their evidence. There is lightness and simultaneously a power, a deep burden of proof. In a world on fire Barrett´s work consistently holds the space for the violently erased. Rain-filled clouds; a life-giving potential or smoke bearing the weight of the past, Barrett´s work, is a black space. A space beyond time, beyond past and present. A collective and individual space that is shape shifting and fluid.” (Text: What the hELL she doin! collective)

Installation view Sonia Elizabeth Barrett at Villa Romana, Florence. Photo: Ela Bialkowska/ OKNOstudio

Installation view Sonia Elizabeth Barrett at Villa Romana, Florence. Photo: Ela Bialkowska/ OKNOstudio

Installation view Sonia Elizabeth Barrett at Villa Romana, Florence. Photo: Ela Bialkowska/ OKNOstudio

Installation view Sonia Elizabeth Barrett at Villa Romana, Florence. Photo: Ela Bialkowska/ OKNOstudio

 

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