Giosetta Fioroni

Giosetta Fioroni was born in Rome in 1932, where she attended the Academy of Fine Arts. In early years, the paintings of Fioroni were informal. He exhibited at the Rome Quadriennale in 1955.

In 1956 she was the only female figure to attend the Scuola di Piazza del Popolo with Tano Festa, Mario Schifano and Franco Angeli, who were defined by many as the Italian version of Andy Warhol’s Pop Art.

In 1956 she was invited to the Venice Biennale, where she met Cy Twombly. At the end of 1958 she went to live in Paris, where Tristan Tzara gave her his studio and she frequented many artists such as Jean Paul Riopelle and Alberto Giacometti and met Samuel Beckett.

In 1967 at the Galleria del Naviglio in Milan she exhibited some works with silver paint and revisited works by past artists such as Botticelli.

In 1969 he made his first small theatre, a toy for adults, approaching the world of fairy tales and legends, thanks to his reading of Vladimir Jakovlevič Propp’s work: canvases, boxes and small theatres open up the world of personal and collective memory.

At the Venice Biennale in 1993 she was present with a personal room. Fioroni’s works speak of worlds and her work is commonly placed within Italian Pop Art.

Unlike Andy Warhol, she compares two worlds, the society of customs and the fairy tale, the cultural industry and the world of earthly sprites and childhood games.

What for Warhol is the real for Giosetta is a representation, a spectacle with which to forge an affectionate relationship.

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