The exhibition entitled “Status of Lost Imagery,” featuring the work of conceptualist and installation-maker Antonia Low, closes today, 3 July 2016. In her first solo exhibition in Italy, funded by a visiting artist grant from Deutsche Accademia Rom / Accademia Tedesca Villa Massimo, Low created a site-specific work themed around the recent destruction of sculptures and artifacts at the archaeological museum in Palmyra, Syria.
Situated in the National Museum of Rome’s Palazzo Altemps, “Status of Lost Imagery” features large-scale photos of the damaged objects printed on cloth, overlaid with metal frames mimicking the vitrines used by museums to protect and showcase such treasures.
Born in Liverpool, Low studied at Goldsmiths College of Fine Arts in London and the Kunstakadamie Münster.
Reacting quickly to the March iconoclasm, Low conceived and installed the show in time to open at the beginning of April. It comes down when the museum closes tonight.
Posted by Jean Marie Carey
Antonia Low, “Status of Lost Imagery,” 2016. Copyright 2016 Antonia Low.