Buenos Aires, 1976
It is a disquieting narrative that unfolds through Silvia Levenson’s works, where the magic reveals its own ambiguity and traps. With grace and delicacy, in the transparency of the glass, often expressed in soft colours, the artist shows us the hidden side of fairytales and the danger that often nests, for the woman, within the reassuring, everyday routine of family life.
Born in Argentina in 1957, Silvia Levenson has been living and working in Italy since 1981. During her artistic carrier she took part in different projects aimed at integrating refugees and migrants. One of her most recent itinerant exhibitions is Identidad Desaparecida, a project whose purpose is to denounce the hundreds of children who have been kidnapped and given to illegal adoption during military dictatorship in Argentina. Her works are permanently exhibited in important public and private collections all over the world such as at the Corning Museum of Glass, at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fè, at the Houston Fine Art Museum, at the Toledo Museum of Art, at Mint Museum in Charlotte, at the MUDAC in Lausanne, at Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung in Monaco, at Museo del Castello Sforzesco in Milan, at Museo del Vetro in Murano, at the Remotti Foundation in Camogli and at Foundation of Banca San Gottardo. She lives and works in Lesa (IT).