Victoria Miro gallery presents an exhibition of works made in Italy by the celebrated photographer Francesca Woodman (1958–81), including examples from the “Eel Series”, created in Venice in 1978.
Born and raised in the United States, Francesca Woodman considered Italy her second home. She lived in Florence as a child, attending public school, and spent her teenage summers in Antella, Tuscany, where her parents bought a farm. At the age of 13, Woodman took his first self-portrait, and the genesis of his work until his premature death in 1981 is intrinsically linked to Italian art and culture.
The show features Italian images, including those made by Woodman between 1977 and 1978, during the year she lived in Rome on the Rhode Island School of Design's exchange program. This was a key year for his artistic development, and works from this period emphasize the essential influence of Italian art and culture on his aesthetic vision.
Francesca Woodman: Italian Works
Visitation: until 12/15/18; Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm / 2pm-6pm Victoria Miro Venice: Il Capricorno, San Marco 1994, 30124, Venice. Free entrance.