Rita Ackermann: Hidden
Ilaria Bombelli (Ed.)
MASI Lugano & Mousse Publishing, 2023
Published on the occasion of the artist’s solo exhibition at the MASI in Lugano, this book traces the last thirty years of Rita Ackermann’s career containing both well-known and previously unpublished works, ranging from painting to drawing, created in a range of media and formats.
Rita Ackermann’s first drawings and paintings, made between 1993 and 1996, show adolescent female figures multiplied within the composition and engaged in various self-destructive activities, expressed to the public through understandable and direct language. Twenty years down the line, Ackermann rethinks the presence of the figure as the focus of her work, endowing it with new connotations and reworking it through a layering of subjects and matter. The book contains reproductions of all the works in the exhibition, and others selected personally by the artist.