Aleksandra Mir

The Promise of Space

ROME—Maybe it is her stateless glance (born in Poland, with Swedish citizenship and having lived between New York, London and Palermo) that allows her this creative strabismus, capable of wandering and unifying far images. Or, an obsession that drives her searching for folkloric religious icons for months and years, to discover then that in this celestial world, the symbols are the same as the those for one who wants to reach the Moon. So, here are halos mixing with astronauts’ helmets, cherubs frolicking with rockets on the launching ramp, the dresses of angles merging with the suits of cosmic voyagers

Mammi, Alessandra, Tutti figli delle stelle, L'Espresso, Rome, March 2010