CHIARA CORDESCHI

Be a Woman, 2018

Be a Woman is an autobiographical project that analyzes the main phases of every woman's life through the artist's personal life. The past is sublimated in archival materials and performative self-portraits; the future is projected in female figures of the author's family. The portraits of these women are for Cordeschi like her future self-portraits. For she the individual story is a starting point for establish some pivotal events of female life, such the birth, menstrual cycle or be in love. So the personal becomes universal and also make a social critique of gender stereotypes, anxieties and frustrations experienced by women today in the Western world. In every stereotype we think we see there is a complex and individual reality. At the same time, the stereotyped images reveal to us part of the world we have built.

(2018)
Genealogical Tree of my life
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Genealogical Tree of my life
Metamorphosis I - Menopause
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Metamorphosis I - Menopause
Metamorphosis II
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Metamorphosis II
In my period - selfportrait
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In my period - selfportrait
Without utero
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Without utero
Milk - selfportrait
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Milk - selfportrait
Melanin missing - Islands in her skin
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Melanin missing - Islands in her skin
Me and grandma - crooked backs
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Me and grandma - crooked backs
The death of their father and her husband
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The death of their father and her husband
Failed marriage
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Failed marriage
Disoriented Loves - letters never delivered
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Disoriented Loves - letters never delivered
Speak - selfportrait
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Speak - selfportrait
Beauty is a torture - selfportrait
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Beauty is a torture - selfportrait
The pyramid of duties - selfportrait
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The pyramid of duties - selfportrait
Binomial - selfportrait
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Binomial - selfportrait
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https://www.chiaracordeschi.com/be_a_woman_2018-p17229

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