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Lucia Baldini

Alessandra Baldoni

Eliana Bambino

Marina Cavazza

Annalisa D'Angelo

Anna di Prospero

Simona Filippini

Susan Harbage Page

Simona Ghizzoni

Maimouna Guerresi

Archana Hande

Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth

Francesca Leonardi

Rania Matar

Malena Mazza

Malekeh Nayiny

Valentina Parisi

Alice Pavesi Fiori

Daniela Perego

Giada Ripa

Virginia Ryan

Larissa Sansour

Rita Soccio

Ivana Spinelli

Cristina Vatielli

DONNEXDONNE
28.10 > 8.11.2014

October 16th, 2014 – QVC Italia presents “DonneXDonne”, an innovative photography exhibition by women artists, supporting Breast Health International (BHI) in breast cancer research and treatment and assistance to women affected by the disease and to their families too.

An event addressed not only to women, created by Chiara Pariani, Marketing & E-Commerce Director of QVC Italia, curated by Manuela De Leonardis with the organizational support of Camera 21, that will run from October 28th to November 8th in Rome, in the outstanding location of Galleria del Cembalo in Palazzo Borghese.

“First and foremost the focus is on women. Sure enough, a strong vocation towards women gave birth to the project. Women are the common denominator of this event specifically created, interpreted and aimed at them,” says Chiara Pariani who carries on – “We believe that art and culture produce value. This project is a unique opportunity for QVC to strengthen its relationship with the community through a mean different from television or the web. Furthermore, we are particularly attentive to activities that focus on women as the female world is the elected target we address to.”

“The camera photographs the unknown” is the quote by the American writer Susan Sontag that inspired the exhibition. “I wanted to shine a light on a thin unknown, potentially threatening as well as inexplicably comfortable, where presence and absence chase each other. Catching fears and desires, dreams and anxieties, passions and sorrows and revealing a deep part of the self is liberating indeed and triggers psychological dynamics where the reality no longer translates into imagination,” says Manuela De Leonardis, curator of “DonneXDonne” photography exhibition, who shares the same great attention towards social issues as QVC Italia, making her know-how available to charity causes, in this specific case Breast Health International’s.

The photographs, selected by De Leonardis, belong to 25 international artists – Lucia Baldini, Alessandra Baldoni, Eliana Bambino, Marina Cavazza, Annalisa D’Angelo, Anna di Prospero, Simona Filippini, Susan Harbage Page, Simona Ghizzoni, Maimouna Guerresi, Archana Hande, Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth, Francesca Leonardi, Rania Matar, Malena Mazza, Malekeh Nayiny, Valentina Parisi, Alice Pavesi Fiori, Daniela Perego, Giada Ripa, Virginia Ryan, Larissa Sansour, Rita Soccio, Ivana Spinelli, Cristina Vatielli.

“The female body – the subject of the project –is the backdrop of symbolic constructions also through portrait and self-portrait, where the camera is the fellow writer, page after page, of a personal journal that becomes choral”, says the curator.
“A female polyptych” is Mario Peliti’s quote – who, together with Paola Cavazza Stacchini, is the director of Galleria del Cembalo hosting the exhibition – where photography confirms its anti-mimetic nature and its metaphorical vocation.
On the edge of emotions and instincts, images that have been defined reveal- in all their vulnerability – “the desire to violate their own innocence,” quoting Sontag once more.

During the vernissage on October 28th, on a dedicated set, the attendees will have the chance to be portrayed by some of the artists involved in the exhibition with the fil rouge – a red wool thread, that specifically represents the theme of the campaign in support of the Breast Health International, united against breast cancer. Part of the proceeds coming from both this activity and the sale of the artworks displayed, will be donated to BHI.

“DonneXDonne” exhibition is part of a wider program of activities regarding the month of October, which saw QVC Italia alongside Breast Health International – for the fourth year in a row – in the sale of an exclusive Bliss product and a multimedia campaign that has involved various platforms: from social media to the main Italian newspapers and magazines, from TV to radio to billboards in some Italian cities.
With this project, QVC, the multimedia retailer for shopping and entertainment, renews its engagement on issues of social interest offering a message of awareness and involvement through new channels of communication.

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Serie “C'era un volto”
Alessandra Baldoni
Sei ancora stesa sul mio cuscino, 2005 Serie “C'era un volto”
Analog print on Baryta paper 30x40 cm
Edition 3/5

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#2, 2011
Serie “ATTESE”
Alice Pavesi Fiori
#2, 2011 Serie “ATTESE”
Stampa Giclée su carta cotone di tipo Museum, montaggio sotto teca di plexiglass a PH neutro 27x27 cm
Edition 1/5 + 2 P.A.

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Untitled (V allecas 51, Social Housing - Madrid, Spain), 2010
Serie “Urban Self-portrait”
Anna di Prospero
Untitled (V allecas 51, Social Housing - Madrid, Spain), 2010 Serie “Urban Self-portrait”
Stampa inkjet fine art 50x33 cm
Edizione 2/6 + 2 P.A.

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Every two weeks, 2009 Serie “Every two weeks”
Annalisa D’Angelo
Every two weeks, 2009 Serie “Every two weeks”
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper, 25x25 cm
Edition 1/7

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The Bride Thief (urf Barbie), 2013
Archana Hande
The Bride Thief (urf Barbie), 2013
Stampa su carta Photorag satin 310 Hahnemuhle 48,5x32,5 cm
Edition 2/7

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Untitled # 7, 2008
Cristina Vatielli
Untitled # 7, 2008
Fine art inkjet print on Hannemuele archival paper 25x25 cm
Edition 1/5 + 2 P.A.

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senza titolo, 2000
Daniela Perego
senza titolo, 2000
stampa su carta fotografica 33x48 cm
Edition 1/3

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In Between (Taranto), 2013
Eliana Bambino
In Between (Taranto), 2013
Stampa digitale su carta FineArt Baryta 40x27cm
Edition 1/7

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Marcia #2, 2001
Serie “Catarsi”
Francesca Leonardi
Marcia #2, 2001 Serie “Catarsi”


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Untitled # 4 (deconsacrated mosque), 2013
Serie “Iconema”
Giada Ripa
Untitled # 4 (deconsacrated mosque), 2013 Serie “Iconema”
C-Type 50x60 cm
Edition 1/5 + 1 P.A.

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Global Salto, 2006
Ivana Spinelli
Global Salto, 2006
stampa fotografica da file digitale 31x40,5 cm
Edition 1/5

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Nation Estate - Jerusalem Floor (sketch), 2011
Larissa Sansour
Nation Estate - Jerusalem Floor (sketch), 2011
C-print 42x59cm
Edizione 10/10

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Declivi, 2004
Lucia Baldini
Declivi, 2004
stampa digitale su carta Epson Matte Paper gr 192, ink Epson Stylus Pro 7700 Matte Black Interventi calligrafici 40x50 cm
Edition 2/9

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The Virgin of the Light, 2003
Maimouna Guerresi
The Virgin of the Light, 2003
B/N print on Baryta paper 50x35 cm
Edition 1/3

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Sorrow, 2013
Malekeh Nayiny
Sorrow, 2013
Stampa su carta Photorag satin 310 Hahnemuhle 48,5x36,4 cm
Edition 1/6

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Piatto, 1995
Malena Mazza
Piatto, 1995
stampa da negativo 38x38 cm
Edizione 2/8

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Di me (Sineddoche), 2012
Marina Cavazza
Di me (Sineddoche), 2012
Stampa su carta Hahnemühle Fine Art 40x50cm
Edition 2/5 + P.A.

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Dania 9, Bourj El Barajneh Palestinian Refugee Camp, Beirut Lebanon 2011
Serie “L’Enfant-Femme”
Rania Matar
Dania 9, Bourj El Barajneh Palestinian Refugee Camp, Beirut Lebanon 2011 Serie “L’Enfant-Femme”
Archival pigment print on Baryta paper 40x50 cm
Edition 1/10

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Agnes, 2011
Serie “Eyes as Big as Plates”
Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth
Agnes, 2011 Serie “Eyes as Big as Plates”
Digital C-print 40x50cm
unique artwork

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bye bye Baby, 2012
Rita Soccio
bye bye Baby, 2012
stampa su carta fotografica 21x30
Edition 1/3

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SOLO di Andreana Notaro, 2002
Simona Filippini
SOLO di Andreana Notaro, 2002
B/N print on Baryta paper 30x38 cm
Edition 1/5

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Rayuela/ selfportrait #3, 2013
Simona Ghizzoni
Rayuela/ selfportrait #3, 2013
Fine art black-and-white toned print on Hannemuele archival paper 30x30 cm
Edition 1/5 + 2 P.A.

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Untitled (Toile), 2007 serie “Postcard from Home”
Susan Harbage Page
Untitled (Toile), 2007 serie “Postcard from Home”
Archival Digital Print on Epson Paper 40x40 cm
P.A.

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DERMA, 2014
Valentina Parisi
DERMA, 2014
Stampa a pigmenti 30x40 cm
Edition 1/3

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Ls Jeunes Filles de Bassam n. 1, 2013
serie “SHIFT”
Virginia Ryan, Ls Jeunes Filles de Bassam n. 1, 2013 (Courtesy of the Artist)
Ls Jeunes Filles de Bassam n. 1, 2013 serie “SHIFT”
Stampa fotografica da file digitale 39x48 cm
Edition 2/5

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