PARIONE9 | MARCO BESSO FOUNDATION - Largo di Torre Argentina 11, Rome
Opening Tuesday, June 18th at 6.00 p.m.
On June 18th a solo exhibition of the works of artist Stella Tasca will be on display at the historic headquarters of the Marco Besso Foundation in Rome. The exhibition entitled Showland is a virtual fair of Tasca’s colorful work that chronicles her production from 2006 to today. The exhibition will be presented by Marta Bandini and Elettra Bottazzi. Over the years, this Roman artist has developed a poetic language that imbues her work with a social, historical, and political context.
Early projects such as Pirate Your Government and a new nesting dolls, as well as the more recent On the Wild Side (her last exhibition at the Parione9 gallery) reveal Tasca’s subjective representation of reality. Her work continues to be playful yet didactic; it is a whimsical conflation of pop art and hardcore punk. Whether a poster depicting portraits of Roman aristocracy or her surreal reimagining of the classic Russian matryoshka dolls, Tasca’s art is provocative and meant to contradict the status quo. Tasca’s technique and stylistic choices have evolved over time, and she has experimented with different media, such as screen-printed fabric, painting, and sculpture. Showland is a colorful anthology that allows the viewer to enter into this artist’s vivid and kaleidoscopic world.
Stella Tasca (Rome, 1977) lives and works in Rome. Born into a family of silkscreen printers and tailors, she was drawn to the world of art. She is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and she completed a curatorial course organized by Ludovico Pratesi and Costantino Dorazio. In 2003 she opened the Galleria Stella in the center of Rome, where she joined forces with artists from Rome’s underground subculture. In 2006 she opened Temporary Love Gallery, a concept store of art objects and fashion in limited series designed by contemporary artists. Between 2010 and 2014 she collaborated with the Spanish artist Maria Angeles Vila Tortosa on the Le Sorelle Carillon furnishing project, and in 2012 she wrote her first story “Il Club della Balena,” (“The Club of the Whale”) with illustrations by Valentina Zummo. In April 2017 she took part in the Cross the Street exhibition at the MACRO in Rome, curated by Paulo Lucas von Vacano (DRAGO publisher). Since 2016, she has been in collaboration with the Parione9 gallery in Rome.