h3_holy homeless heroines

Italian

Irene Pittatore and Virginia Ruth Cerqua
2019
A limited edition of 12 “sacred images”, printed in 140 copies by Officina d’arte Torre
250 € + shipping costs
To look at the entire edition in detail visit: https://homelessheroines.it/holy-homeless-heroines/
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homeless heroines is an artistic project that is the result of a two-year journey conceived to create spaces for narration and representation for homeless women.
With their own strength, twelve women overcome adverse life circumstances on the street or in shelters. These narratives have brought to life unprecedented figures: heroines, saints and vulnerable, tenacious warriors who point to horizons of redemption, imagination and emancipation. A proposal for civic reflection that is extremely urgent in contemporary urban contexts.

The relationship between the artists and the women involved resulted in a sort of “travel diary” carried out with the use of different tools such as photography, speech and video, aiming to raise questions about other ways of living and the transformations that these lives undergo.
The works were premiered at the MACRO Asilo – Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome (October 2019) and at CAMERA – Italian Centre for Photography in Turin (December 2019).

h3_holy homeless heroines gives an additional meaning to the experience of transition from woman to heroine: protecting, supporting and encouraging those who need it through the reference to the iconography of religious saints. This work summarizes the biographical data and the mission of which each heroine is the bearer, through twelve sacred images and as many invocations, in which to recognize oneself, and to be inspired by.

Discover the whole project on homeless heroines website: www.homelessheroines.it

Italian