Barbara Taboni

Barbara Taboni "Barbara Taboni’s visual language includes soft outlines, with barely hinted human features, rather like rag dolls that have been started but not finished, which in their vagueness allude to immaturity, to larval incompletion: the artist calls them pupae, and explains: “a pupa is a butterfly before it opens, symbol of the soul which is the psyche… pupa calls to mind the pupil which reflects everything around us, the surroundings that give the name to a doll, in French poupée”. In her recent works, these symbols are interwoven: as in the perturbing semi-humanity that emanates from the digital photo of two manikins seen in a shop window with nocturnal lighting, a camouflaged illusion of reality caused by the fact that real bodies have become more and more fake, altered by make-up, by the surgeon’s scalpel, by digital touching-up (“Pupae”, 2007); elsewhere (“Psyche”, 2007), the mutilated and incomplete plaster manikin, elongated by strong stylisation and unreal proportions, brings to the surface the values once assumed by De Chirico and by Metaphysics." (Carnival in Venice)

On Air: Barbara Taboni

The ikono On Air Festival is showing Barbara Taboni's film Lustrale (2008). The artist in her own words: "As the title suggests, Lustral is the Holy Water used from ancient times to the present (baptismal font) for the lustration or purification of individual. This work was designed to create an environment in which the viewer can im-merse, bathed in light and sound of water. I realized shooting in Venice, in a small boat in motion, this position has al-lowed me to be in close contact with the water that is the subject of the video. The video sequence has been chromatically altered during assembly, as well as the natural sound of water has been reworked electronically, this has al-lowed me to reach a destabilizing effect, through the interpenetration of natu-ral and artificial aspects." Video Editing by Simonetta Pieroni Sound by Roberto Burigana


Barbara Taboni took a BA degree in Fine Arts (Painting) and a Ma in Visual Arts and Theory of Show Production (Sculpture) at the Accademia of Belle Arti in Venezia where she has been for the years 2007/ 2008 assistant to the Course of Casting held. 2013 ACSA final show, Autocenter, Berlin curated by Marlie Mul and Olaf Nicolai 2012 Future Landscape in DCNext. Taibon (BL) curated by R. Caldura e Gianluca D’Incà Levis, Lustrale, multimedia event in collaboration with the musician Pierangelo Taboni, Chiesa di S.Maria, Esine (BS) 2011 Cracked Culture? Eastern Borders, Evento Collaterale della 54. Biennale di Venezia curated by Gloria Vallese DC Pulse 2, Dolomiti Contemporanee, Sospirolo (BL), curated by Gianluca D'Incà Levis DC Paint 1, Dolomiti Contemporanee, Sospirolo ( BL), curated by Gianluca D'Incà Levis 2010 Five Rooms, Villa Miari Fulcis, Belluno, curated by Gianluca DIncà Levis. Open 13, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venezia, curated by Gianluca D’Incà Levis and Paolo De Grandis. La Natura come Cura/ la Cura della Natura, Sentieri nell’Arte, Verona, curated by Nadia Melotti and Dario Trento. Please Me Fashion, Sabbioneta, Palazzo Ducale,curated by Marcello Pecchioli, Ferruccio Giromini, Isabella Falbo and Roberto Roda. 2009 Selah, Former Church of Sant’Antonio, Badoere(Treviso), Solo Show curated by Carlo Sala. The CREAM Society, Fondation “La Fornace dell’Innovazione”, Asolo (Treviso), curated by Gloria Vallese and Carlo Sala. GaBLs In The Wood, Col Indes, Belluno curated by Gianluca D’Incà Levis CREAM in Paradise , Cafè-Restaurant “Al Paradiso” , Giardini of the Biennale Venice, curated by Gloria Vallese. L’Anima del Suono, Laboratorio di Ricerca d’Arte Contemporanea-PaRDeS-Mirano, curated by Maria Luisa Trevisan. M-Arte, ex-Concerie Colle di Belluno, curated by Gianluca D’Incà Levis 2008 3°International Arte Laguna Prize Final Exhibition Sculpture, Fondation Benetton, Palazzo Bomben Treviso CREAM On Madness, within OPEN 11, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, San Servolo island, curated by Gloria Vallese and Paolo De Grandis


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