Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer at Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada gives 90 year old artist Betye Saar a retrospective exhibition “Uneasy Dancer”. Saar was born in Los Angeles i 1926, the exhibition continues until January 8, 2017 and is curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose. It is the first exhibition of Saar’s work in Italy. In her own words Saar says: “my work moves in a creative spiral with the concepts of passage, crossroads, death and rebirth, along with the underlying elements of race and gender.” Her “stream of consciousness” process explores the ritualized mysticism present in recovering personal stories and iconographies from everyday objects and images. Her central interest is in the metaphysical, the reresentation of feminine memory, and African-American identity. Saar says her work is “really about evolution rather than revolution, about evolving the consciousness in another way and seeing black people as human beings instead of the caricatures or the derogatory images.”



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.