Also written by School for Curatorial Studies Venice
“We will name her Tempest” is the title of Ruth Beraha’s solo exhibition at A plus A gallery. The show will open in Venice on April 6th, 2022. It is the second chapter of a series of exhibitions shown recently at italian and international institutions. The exhibition is the result of a reflection on the dominant position of images in our societies. It stems from the artist’s desire to escape the systemic power of the gaze. The public moves among the remains of an imaginary place of worship. A metal skeleton recalls the architecture of a cathedral in ruin, within which there are voices, songs and apparitions of visual works. The desire of the artist to escape from the abusive power of images is expressed through a series of sound and sculptural installations, typical of an iconoclastic dystopia.
The title “We will name her Tempest” recalls a destructive but also purifying event that is yet to come. It is magnificent and terrible at the same time, something that is at once devastating and renewing.
Ruth Beraha is the recent recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
The project was made possible thanks to the support of Ditta Braggio, Vicenza and the precious collaboration of Grazia Sechi, Giuseppe Ricupero, Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari, Simone Luigi Fagnani, Andrea Sanson, Diego Tolomelli.