The Ketty La Rocca Research Centre

2015

 

Original Ketty la Rocca artworks + videos, archival images, books, lecture film

 

The installment of the ongoing discursive research project The Ketty La Rocca Research Project in Rome took the form of a „research centre“. Playing with bureaucratic notions of space associated with the terms „centre“ and „research“, it contradicts them by proposing an intimate and subjective display. The Ketty La Rocca Research Centre is designed as a platform, both literally and metaphorically, to stage the collected research material in order to facilitate an open and accessible reading of Ketty La Rocca‘s artistic practice. La Rocca‘s artist books, exhibition catalogues, ephemera from past exhibitions, magazine reviews and video works, amongst them Le Mani, which KLR produced for the Rai TV Program Nuovi Alfabeti in 1973 and which has been tracked down in the Rai TV Archives, are contextualized by further discursive books and texts on such themes as „poesia visiva“, Gruppo 70, Italian feminism and artistic research.