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Grupo Família


Madeira, resina e azulejos

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Grupo de Familia (Family Group) is a work created by Cristina Schiavi in 1999, two years after her divorce. It is a reflection on the complexity of the family, her own family. It displays the closeness, with all its attributes and disadvantages. Her core family was dismantled during the Argentinian dictatorship, as living together became dangerous. Her brother emigrated to Barcelona, and she moved to her sister and nephew's house, whose father was also whose father had disappeared. Made with common materials (bathroom tiles), the work brings Family as a theme in a majestic dimension. The hardness between the common and the monument introduces an ironic and critical distance from the patriarchy, whose traditional concept of family reproduces in capitalism.