ARTICLE by Cristina Morozzi
An impressive, large-format, 400-page illustrated monograph documenting the work of Cinzia Ruggeri, a cross-disciplinary figure fashion, design and art.
For the exhibition Cinzia Says, curated by Luca Lo Pinto at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO) from August 14 to 22, 2022 and then at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art in London from November 5, 2022 to February 12, 2023, an impressive, large-format, 400-page illustrated monograph was released – published by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome and Mousse Publishing – documenting the work of Cinzia Ruggeri, a cross-disciplinary figure fashion, design and art.
The work is accompanied by critiques by Mariuccia Casadio, Elena Fava, Anna Franceschini, Maria Luisa frisia, Luca Lo Pinto, Davide Stucchi Jeppe Ugelvig, with interviews with individuals from various cultural circles, university professors, dancers, directors, including Corrado Levi, Valeria Magli, Giancarlo Maiocchi, Marco Poma and Andrea Giannotti, and who are part of the circle of relationships of Cinzia who, with a personal and transgressive approach, ranged from design to fashion, creating a fantastic repertoire that bordered on romantic and macabre.
The Triennale di Milano – which welcomed Cinzia as an artist in the 20015 Art & Food exhibition, as part of Expo and curated by Germano Celant, with an installation by Italo Rota, where she presented a white dress decorated with pan-fried eggs – hosted the presentation of the book on November 23, 2022. Her amusing and ironic collections that go beyond trends, were impeccable, confirming Cinzia’s mastery of provocative fun that didn’t sacrifice elegance.
Among her most spectacular garments was a white tulle wedding gown that lit up intermittently like a Christmas tree. The sturdy canvas petticoat had two large pockets that housed two car batteries, which powered the tiny bulbs that dotted the tulle.