Charles de Gaulle, 1974

Basel 2015
Kadel Willborn
Mixed Media
3 parts, handwriting and drawing on paper
10.0 x 43.5 (cm)
3.9 x 17.1 (inch)
The other major groups included in Ketty La Rocca's series "Reduzioni" (Reductions) are starting from art historical images, film posters and political photographs. The Reduzioni (around 1972/75 ) basically consist of photographs serially expanded in handwritten and graphic variations. Contours are drawn by hand with her manifest “dal momento in cui (in the moment in which)”, and the word “you”, all the way to the radical graphic schematisation of the original photograph. Seriality and schematisation, typical features of 1960s Conceptual Art, become a means to express La Rocca's subjective view and at the same time to integrate the gaze from the outside.