Giulia Parlato


Giulia Parlato (b.1993) is an Italian artist mainly based in London. Her practice revolves around myths, history and object-hood, dealing with themes such as melancholia, and disappearance. She is interested in how the meaning of symbols changes over centuries to adjust to contemporary society. With an attentive look at the idea of failed encounters, her practice undertakes an exhaustive journey into this notion in trying to understand which objects and spaces men usually use to search something that in reality can never be found. This melancholic and frustrating state, cased by men impossibility to know the past, it's what fascinates her, and it constitutes the foundation of her work. Key theorists that have influenced her practice include Aby Warburg, George Didi-Huberman, Umberto Eco, Otto Friedrich Bollnow and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. These have contributed to her development and understanding of her own need to re-elaborate the historical and mythological into a contemporary language.

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