Anna Scalfi Eghenter. KataLogos
KataLogos brings together selected works by the artist Anna Scalfi Eghenter from her early work in the eighties up to the present, following a complex inner logic that moves between text, image, and specifically designed pictographs. The artist’s monograph has been designed by Lupo Burtscher in close dialogue and exchange with both the artist and the curator Andra Viliani, in a time-intensive working process.
The book is divided into 12 loci – areas into which the works of Eghenter are organised and at the same time reflected in the form of secondary texts. Each area is assigned a graphic symbol. The book cover unifies all the symbols in a blue-diamond form.
The catalogue is prefixed by a ratio, which is intended as a methodological prerequisite. Original documents belonging to Eghenter’s art production and texts by art critics, curators and sociologists Cecilia Canziani, Heather Höpfl, Roberto Pinto, Antonio Strati and Andrea Viliani illustrate the development of this artistic practice.
The artist and sociologist Anna Scalfi Eghenter (*1965, Trento) sees her work as an instrument of intervention in the laboratory of the real. In her performances, actions, and research, she appears to have a driving need to measure herself against social rules and the resulting processes – from bureaucracy to disability, and from politics to gender. Combined with this is an urgency to engage with society and to contextualise the meaning and action of artistic practice. Anna Scalfi Eghenter – KataLogos is part of the Fondazione Galleria Civica-Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità project, Opera Civica (TN), curated by Andrea Viliani. KataLogos has been published by Silvana Editoriale, Milan.