Giorgia Mascitti, with her work and reflection, joins the project “Young Italian Artists. Contemporary Art Stories”, ongoing space and archive dedicated to key players in the contemporary art world, who are under 35, conceived by Antonello Tolve, and curated with Elena Giulia Rossi.
This was supposed to be the year of transition for me: the search for independence, studies finally completed with a piece of paper that I could “spend” in the best way possible, a part-time job, bills to be paid, expenses managed weekly, the creation of an artistic route, a living project which would add to my baggage of knowledge. In a short space of time I saw all these hard-won artistic commitments vanish – for a person of my age they were really small goals, but the beginning of something to believe in.
Having to isolate at home, far from the family nest and even without the community life I had created in the city where I now live, has resulted in an inevitable inner dialogue where I have discovered a particular love of history and the unpredictable.
As Descartes teaches us in Discourse on the Method, on occasions such as these we are given a perspective: perhaps a subjective discourse that everyone engages in, working undisturbed during the research process.
From my point of view I think that after a moment of darkness and decadence there is always something enabling us to rise again. This is what history teaches us and this is what I firmly believe in.
Giorgia Mascitti, April 2020