Holding the Sun by the Hand

edited by Luigia Lonardelli, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi
texts Maria Alicata, Antonella Anedda, Giulia Brandinelli, Franco Farinelli, Davide Mariani, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi , Elena Pontiggia
bilingual Italian and English edition
224 pages
17×24 cm
euro 30

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at MAXXI dedicated to Maria Lai, the catalogue is divided into five thematic sections, each focusing on a group of works, the title of which is taken from a quotation or from work titles. An itinerary winds its way through Maria Lai’s entire creative production: from looms to sewn books, from geographies to sheets, from maps to participatory actions realised in recent years. The texts by critics and curators, together with a biography full of quotations, outline a complete overview of her work, a map of an endless creative production that indissolubly interweaves art and life, personal memories and participatory experiences linked to her community.