Luxury interiors brand Visionnaire proudly presents Esedre, the lates collection of work by noted Italian sculptor Stefania Pennacchio. The Italian based brand has planned this exhibition - featuring a series of experimental, highly evocative Raku ceramics - in coordination with both the 2015 Cersaie fair and Expo Milan 2015, where Pennacchio is presently honored as an Art World Ambassador. The exhibition also complements Visionnaire’s most recent furniture collections, Nature’s Jewel Box and Déco, presented at the latest Salone del Mobile.
Combining both historical and contemporary references, Esedre reflects the artist’s ongoing exploration of identity and, specifically, the complex female universe in light of classical mythology, an area intimately linked to her homeland of Calabria. Pennacchio embraces the traditional Japanese technique of Raku to do so, and the results are breathtaking. As critic and journalist Philippe Daverio notes, “At this point I think we can return the Riace Warriors to the Greeks and put in their place Pennacchio’s sculptures.”
Pennacchio was born on the 25th of September 1969 in Varese. Since childhood, she has devoted herself to poetry and sculpture, finding in both a way to express her innermost worlds. She studied at the Ceramic section of Istituto d’Arte and Accademia delle Belle Arti of Reggio Calabria.
Her latest exhibition will open on Thursday, 1st October, with an evening celebrating the dialogue between art, food and design, produced in collaboration with Taglio “la pizza per fetta” from Turin, which will be presenting a thematic recipe. The event takes place as part of the first edition of Bologna’s Design Week, an international hub created to bring together design and production in the territory.