Artist Blog

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Ilaria Turba – JEST

Apr 24, 2021 - Jessica Backhaus

It gives me pleasure to share some works from the project JEST by the Italian artist Ilaria Turba. With JEST she has created a complex project that originates from the exploration of her own family photo archive: five generations of images dating from 1870 to today. These are the starting point for a visual search that evolves like a playful act, like a game full of cross references, repetitions, pitfalls and transformations. JEST is a powerful experience and challenges our visual perception in many surprising ways.