Cinzia Ruggeri’s research oscillates between fashion, design, sculpture, installation and architecture, on the border between play and experimentation. The domestic dimension of her work and the strongly feminine imprint is visible on the occasion of FUORI in the dedicated room presenting a selection of works central to her artistic path. Ruggeri conceived clothes as architectures inhabited by bodies: the human silhouette is distorted through geometries that contrast with the shapes of those who wear them. Her gloves, shoes, boots reveal their sculptural nature.
The Stivali Italia (Italy Boots, 1986) mock the concept of made in Italy, overturning the chauvinism inherent in nationalistic attitudes with an extreme feminization of Italian geography. Guanto borsa schiaffo (Glove Bag Slap, 1986) is a clutch bag with a glove-shaped handle that ironically suggests an action. The artist’s latest work, Ultima cena (Last Supper, 2019), mixes instead pop and sacred references in a blasphemous rewriting of the canon. Ruggeri’s project-based approach is a way to shape the world and to discover new strategies to inhabit it, through the creation of metaphors that resonate with surrealism.