Savina Tarsitano

The Journey
Photography and installation. Work created between Venice and Barcelona, 2021.

Savina Tarsitano, Italian painter and photographer, was born in 1970 in Lamezia Terme, Calabria. For her first on the artistic project “L’isola che Vuoi” she obtained in 2005 the artistic research grant “Odissea”, promoted by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and managed by the European Network for the valorisation of historical monuments in Europe, for which she worked until 2010 traveling in different countries (Martinique, Finland, France). The artist also obtained awards and invitations for artistic residencies in China, Japan, Brazil, New York, Italy and Germany. Among her most important photographic productions are “The Shadows” later called “Icons of Chaos” and “Emotional Architecture”.

Among the most important exhibitions, around the world, we cite the Venice Biennale (selection 2011 - Calabria Pavilion), the Tokyo National Museum of Art, Havana Biennial Cuba. Tarsitano’s works have been selected for the covers of several books including “Social Rights in Europe”, “Genesis of the European Constitution”.

Many are the awards obtained and the initiatives directed and coordinated by the artist, who has also been a Member of the European Parliament of Culture (2018), Ambassador of the project Rebirth/Third Paradise by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte (2012 and has coordinated and curated several social projects for social integration from Cuba, Mauritius, Martinique, Japan, Europe.

The works

Realized using different languages, Tarsitano’s works take the form of “embodied visions”.

Her artistic research often focuses on the concept of landing, in places of nature and culture and historical European heritage, with the intent to question the character and dialogue with the universal archetypes, the content of emotions that each of them suggests.

A word from the artist

The work created for ItaliaImballaggio recounts the magic, the infinity and the mystery of travel. Water expresses the passing of time, light, expectation, colors, surprise, desire, hope of what we expect or imagine. Traveling is a metaphor of lost time, of the oblivion of thought, the endless narration of what we do not know but dream of. Man’s respect for nature, the responsibility to take care of the one and the other, the perpetual search for the aesthetics of living together in the harmony of mutual dialogue. The journey is therefore the narration of Mankind, of its existence, told by stories and myths in the beauty of what surrounds us and belongs to us. S.T.