in Frieze | 25 APR 17

Watch: Giosetta Fioroni and ‘La Spia Ottica’

The Italian artist discusses her career and her 1968 performance, which is being recreated at Frieze New York 2017

in Frieze | 25 APR 17

Each year, Frieze Projects at Frieze New York features a creative tribute to an artist-run project or a gallery that has radically transformed the experience of contemporary art. This year’s tribute will be dedicated to the Galleria La Tartaruga, an experimental gallery active from the 1950s in Rome, and its influential 1968 performance event. Il Teatro delle Mostre ("Theater of Exhibitions"). 

The work which opened Il Teatro delle Mostre was Giosetta Fioroni's La Spia Ottica ("The Optical Spyhole"), will be recreated as part of the Tribute at Frieze New York 2017. In this exclusive interview from her studio in Rome, Fioroni, now 84, talks about her career, her work at the Teatro, and her "silver" paintings.

To find out more, read Barbara Casavecchia's essay on the origin and legacy of the Teatro, and check out the full schedule of performances at the fair. Tickets for Frieze New York 2017 are available here.