8 Women Artists for Arser
Originally intended to coincide with International Women’s Day in March 2020, the preview of this exhibition had to be cancelled due to the lockdown. Thankfully however, a virtue of necessity has been successfully made. Featuring editions of small sculptures created exclusively for Arser by eight female artists, the exhibition – a tribute to women worldwide – is now available on the internet for virtual visits. In bronze, brass and pewter, these art multiples make the ideal gift to mark a memorable corporate event or as mementos for office or home. Seen through the eyes of Mirella Forlivesi, Annamaria Gelmi, Mamona Patrizia Guerresi, Cristiana Isoleri, Luciana Matalon, Cristina Roncati, Maria Pia Fanna Roncoroni and Rodica Tanasescu, their subjects range from the natural to the geometrical or abstract.
Established in 1974 by Giovan Battista Bettoni in Brescia, a city in northern Italy, Arser makes and sells multiples of sculptures created exclusively for the firm by prominent Italian artists. Its first catalogues were of works by Giò Pomodoro, Pino Spagnulo, Mauro Staccioli and Carmelo Cappello. And from 1990, Arser Edizioni embarked on a mission to democratize sculptural artworks through exhibitions at leading galleries in Italy and abroad.
Among Arser’s latest ventures is its Nature catalogue, containing works by Dalisi, Chersicla and Gelmi. Produced with cutting edge technology, they project a fresh image of sculpture, situated somewhere between art and industrial design.