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UNCONSCIOUSNESS QUARANTINE | Mosaic on Paper: Photo Exhibition in Amsterdam

ALESSANDRA VINOTTO UNCONSCIOUSNESS QUARANTINE COVER

ART Commission Genoa (IT) in collaboration with Breed Art Studios Amsterdam presents

ALESSANDRA VINOTTO
UNCONSCIOUSNESS QUARANTINE
19.11—4.12.2022

Mosaic on Paper international collective installation
19.11—4.12.2022

OPENING SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 5 PM

CURATED BY
VIRGINIA MONTEVERDE AND LUCA REZZOLLA

UNCONSCIOUSNESS QUARANTINE
Alessandra Vinotto

On 19 November 2022 at 5 p.m. at the Breed Art Studios in Amsterdam, the third stage of the
exhibition UNCONSCIOUSNESS QUARANTINE by Italian artist, filmmaker and poet Alessandra
Vinotto will be opened.
The exhibition was first presented at Spazio46 in the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa and last summer at
the Castello di Casotto in Piedmont (Italy).

“UNCONSCIUSNESS QUARANTINE was first thought of in spring 2020, when I found myself
living isolated from the world due to the pandemic. Since I’m in a high-risk category for infection it
was impossible for me to lead a normal life, so I had to ‘flee’ for sixteen long months and shelter in
the mountains. I was not even able to live with my son nor any of my family as anyone could have
posed a potential danger to my health.
There, on a pass at 1500 meters above sea level, where the internet connection is quite poor, I
found myself alone every day with the creatures that live in the woods as my only friends. I used
my skin, my eyes, my hands and my legs as props whilst, photographing the insects that crawled
all over me as well as the wild animals that approached me without fear. And by then, I had almost
become one of them.” (Alessandra Vinotto)

“Alone as an anchorite (but also a pagan divinity) capable of projecting herself beyond simple
contemplation, elaborating a variously articulated story (images, words, reasonings), Vinotto
collects in such void a repertoire of images that document the long period of apparent isolation. A
mystical asceticism in five stages: from darkness to purification, almost Dantesque, starting from
the infernal city of Babylon to the heavenly Jerusalem. Along the way, feelings of disorientation are
accepted and suffered all at once emerging, with anguish, waiting for deliverance from a
revelation. And so much of the landscape appears so vast as she, Alessandra, is fragmented. She
magnifies the details, cuts out her own point of view, only to compare it at close range with the
natural elements, insects, plants, the sky, the moon, grass, moss, inevitable but indeed essential
travel companions.” (Stefano Bigazzi, dal catalogo della mostra, edito da Liberodiscrivere©)

MOSAIC ON PAPER Artist’s Multiples

The accessible collection of works on paper, fine art print in limited editions

The collection is presented to the public as a group installation in dedicated exhibitions and events and as a collateral event in international installations and exhibitions.
The installation at Breed Art Studios contains 80 works and is the first event after the launch of the mosaiconpaper.com website.

The exhibition, organised by Art Commission and curated by Virginia Monteverde and Luca Rezzolla, will run until 4 December 2022. It can be visited on the following days and times: Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. Other days by appointment only.