carta da parato / tomaso binga. 1976

“Tomaso Binga’s [=Bianca Menna’s] installation ‘Carta da parato’ (Wallpaper) (1976-2017) […]. In 1976, the artist filled every wall space in an upper-middle-class house with wallpaper on which she had manually written ‘a-semanticized’ graphic markings. The artist, wearing an outfit made of the same paper, alludes to the Italian expression ‘being wallpaper’, normally attributed to women who, in certain contexts, had to keep their thoughts and opinions to themselves”.

(Benedetta Carpi De Resmini, curator – with Laima Kreivitė – of the art exhibition and catalog “M/A\G/M\A. Body and Words in Italian and Lithuanian Women’s Art from 1965 to the Present”. Exhibit held in Rome, Jan. 25th – Apr. 2nd, 2018; and Vilnius, Apr. 14th – Jun. 4th, 2018. Catalog published by Quodlibet, p. 75)