Like water like gold. Rósa Gísladóttir

Come l'acqua come l'oro Rósa Gísladóttir
22/06 - 23/09/2012
Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali

A reflection on the contrast between the glories of the past and the consumerism of the present, with the outcomes and consequences in the future, this is the idea behind Rosa Gisladottir’s project. The Markets of Trajan are the ideal backdrop for her artworks made of plastic, Plexiglas, aluminium, water, ink, combining the legacy of the past and its finds with currently used materials.

These “primary objects” – as they are defined by the Icelandic artist – are elements quite common in everyday life that she recreates using more widely available materials at the moment, and particularly plastic.
The underlying question, almost a provocation, is what kind of legacy we will leave behind. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Embassy of Iceland in Italy.


Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali
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Other information

Promoted by: Roma Capitale, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico - Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali, Ambasciata d’Islanda in Italia

Web site
Sponsored by

Acea, Banche tesoriere di Roma Capitale (BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Unicredit, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena);
Acqua Claudia; Finmeccanica; Gioco del Lotto; Vodafone

Sponsor of the exhibition:
Promote Iceland, Promens, Icelandair, Eyrir Invest, Icelandic, Ciai

With technical contributions from

Atac; La Repubblica

Museum Services: Zètema Progetto Cultura

Sabine Frantellizzi

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