Magazzino Italian Art is pleased to present Artists’ Writings: The Case of Salvo and Barbara T. Smith, a virtual conversation between Lisa Andreani, curator, archivist, and member of the Scientific Committee at Archivio Salvo, and Pietro Rigolo, Associate Curator at the Getty Research Institute and co-editor of The Way to Be, a newly published memoir by the artist Barbara T. Smith. The talk will be moderated by Roberta Minnucci, the 2022-2023 Scholar-in-Residence at Magazzino.
Gathered on the occasion of the release of IO SONO SALVO—published by NERO Editions in 2023—this conversation will cover the significance of each artist’s autobiographical writing in their practice and historiography. For Barbara T. Smith, personal narrative and creative practice were born from challenging her own experiences of social conventions, in service of self-expression and transformation. The artist’s autobiographical writings were partly sourced from activating her journals—fastidiously kept over the course of her life—as a means of clarifying her motivations and rectifying misinterpretations of her historic works.
Artists’ Writings: The Case of Salvo and Barbara T. Smith will be a virtual conversation hosted on Zoom.
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