Project Title

Il Silenzio

Presenters

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RCHSS - Foreign Languages

Faculty Sponsor Name

Federica Santini

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Abstract (300 words maximum)

My work is called “Il Silenzio”. In one of my Italian classes, we briefly studied Italian Feminist Art by artists such as Ketty La Rocha and Giula Niccolai, and Fausta Ottini. Their work fascinated me. La Rocha Niccolai, and Ottini used photography and collage and other creative means to create works whose themes are centralized around the struggle of women in Italy at the time. These themes include being silenced, political manifestation of silencing, and the influence of religion on daily life. These really spoke to me on a personal level. My piece is directly influenced by these great artists, and is centralized around the same themes, but from the perspective of the LGBTQIA community in America.

Project Type

Poster

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Il Silenzio

My work is called “Il Silenzio”. In one of my Italian classes, we briefly studied Italian Feminist Art by artists such as Ketty La Rocha and Giula Niccolai, and Fausta Ottini. Their work fascinated me. La Rocha Niccolai, and Ottini used photography and collage and other creative means to create works whose themes are centralized around the struggle of women in Italy at the time. These themes include being silenced, political manifestation of silencing, and the influence of religion on daily life. These really spoke to me on a personal level. My piece is directly influenced by these great artists, and is centralized around the same themes, but from the perspective of the LGBTQIA community in America.