Helen Cammock : Max Mara Art Prize for Women Hardback
by Laura Smith
The latest winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, which nurtures new work by female artists based in the UK following an Italian residency. The seventh winner of the biennial Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Helen Cammock works across moving image, photography, writing, poetry, spoken word, song, performance, printmaking and installation.
She is interested in the excavation, re-interpretation and re-presentation of lost, unheard and buried voices, drawing on work by Nina Simone, Philip Larkin, James Baldwin and Maya Angelou amongst others. For her new commission, Cammock will travel to Bologna, Florence, Venice, Rome, Palermo and Reggio Emilia to reflect on the role of the voice and its connection to mourning, loss and survival, focussing on how emotion is expressed in Italian culture and society through opera, classical and folk music, art, poetry, writing and dance.
She will particularly expore hidden female voices and notions of lament across Italian histories.
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Whitechapel Gallery
- Publication Date: 15/08/2019
- Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
- ISBN: 9780854882779