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About Anita Sieff

Anita Sieff: Forms of Celebration
by Carlos Basualdo

Anita Sieff: Forme di Celebrazione
di Carlos Basualdo

The Art work as a place for relation
by Chiara Bertola

The 21st Century Odalisque
by Diane Lewis

Scultura sociale
di Maria Paola Sutto

Anita Sieff
di Carlo Montanaro

La sperimentazione artistica in Guggenheim Public
di Sandra Caroldi

Anita Sieff
by Patricia A. Simpson
Anita Sieff
Sieff's work attests to an obsession with thoughts and the compulsion to clarify the thought process to an attempt to expand consciousness through the creative process.
The work then brings the relationship the creative process between the emotional and the cognitive into the light. Her pieces communicate in non-linear narratives, as in "Venetian Stories," which consists of snapshots, personal writings. recipes. These individual fragments constitute an experiment of reciprocity. Their relationship to each other is precarious. taped and , clipped together, and will eventually lead to a unity. In several pieces, Sieff has used connective fabrics: veils ("Nostalgia," 1995, photographs and veil). cotton and nylon thread, as in the photograph "Ties" (1995), and in recent work. These convey a fragility, speak to a vulnerability to once one's emotions - the feeling of being caught in a net, but one that connects to humankind with the possibility of belonging and interacting as part of a community.

Patricia A. Simpson
PS 122 Gallery, New York City
January, 30, 1997