In order to compose “Autoritratto”, Carla Lonzi recorded conversations directly, availing herself of the then new technology of the tape recorder. Carla Lonzi by Carla Subrizi Carla Lonzi’s book Autoritratto (Self-portrait) was published by De Donato. A polyphonic self-portrait. The life and work of Carla Lonzi (–) is inseparable from the cultural, political, and social history of Italy in the decades.

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I would say that Carla Lonzi crla an Italian art critic, a feminist, a writer, and a poet. Carla Lonzi, an emblematic figure in Italian feminism, was an innovative art critic in the s. By putting her intellectual power at the service of the feminist cause and by deciding to simply give it up in order to concentrate on herself, Lonzi refused to capitalize on her positions of auhoritratto within and outside the collective.

Upon seeing her you know how it was for her. If one gives priority to the production of the artwork, to the detriment of the human relationship, the human relationship inevitably cannot fulfill itself, because the two things are competing against each other … The human relationship is instrumental. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It focuses on the concept of subjectivity. Because it is not in the past.


And what is imposed on them as culture. Her numerous provocative texts and manifestos pushed the boundaries of traditional understandings of conversation and the manifesto format. Participation became a way for her to surpass the role of passive observer, the spectator inevitably located outside, a position which she ambivalently identifies with both the critic and the woman.

I felt Plath roaming free, free on the slope of suicide. We can begin wherever because I wish only… Pino Pascali: Notes on Carla Lonzi’s Legacy”.

How to participate, how to belong, and why not dissolve.

It is you standing there. You recline, you lapse, you fall, you see before you what you have seen before. That which is certain is that it is possible to begin reclaiming possession of the world in order to no longer feel like a foreigner within it. That is generally true. Help Center Find new research papers in: Many characters, although they bear fictitious names, caela recognizable: But this fearless exploration of contradictions, even when it leads to a dead end, is even more heroic if considered in relation to the peaks of strength that she reaches during the early years of Rivolta Femminile.

In fact it frustrated me, it prevented me from existing.

Its decay and dismemberment rendering more provocative the absence. Our subjectivities themselves are the battlefield. But what happens when a museum is itself destroyed, when it is burned or looted, when icons and artifacts turn to dust or fall back into the hands of people?


Finding Resonances with Carla Lonzi

You must understand that our whole life is structured by work, all of it, that we are never together for ourselves. Were you expecting me? In fact, her skepticism towards culture is the very source of her theoretical strength. They cannot even reach the doorstep of life with sufficient stability, because they start with a handicap.

Carla Lonzi

It is important to note the historical moment. You can imagine how problematic that is. In the diary, she dedicated a little poem to it: Of course, formalist models of art cara were then dominant internationally, and Lonzi had developed her own version of it, in keeping with her training as Roberto Longhi s student, a prominent Italian art historian of the period.

Thus, the awareness of self opens onto the awareness of collectivity, liberating woman not only from the poverty of her social category, but releasing the individual from her isolation.

The absence of identity that gnawed at me was also the only hook I could hold onto. There is an undeniable closeness between consciousness-raising and this form of nudism that reveals feminists to each other. Lonzi’s significant works include: