Oggetto Privato
04 February 2022 -  10 February 2022

Oggetto Privato is a research on women that wants to analyze the feeling of shame that you feel in owning a female body.

Speaking in the first person and recounting her personal vision and experiences, the author puts at the center of the question the male mentality that pervades the common imagination and feelings towards herself and her body. It is a discourse on how the female body is seen and perceived in today's society and how this deeply rooted patriarchal vision often implies a censorship of one's own being.

Through the photographic medium and a written contribution, the work aims to tell in a personal way some natural events that women experience on their body but which for some reason are hidden, trying to give a vision of the bodies in their normality, detaching themselves from the ideal of the unreal woman to which we are subjected, which in addition to being limiting also helps to raise generations of women full of shame who bow to the censorship of themselves without even realizing it.

The project was initially developed with a deep inner reflection, subsequently realizing images in domestic interiors. It is mainly composed of three chapters telling stories of bodies, hair and menstruation.

Oggetto Privato has a large component of self-portraits, together with images depicting women close to the author, which were essential to her for the profound reflection on the themes narrated.

The images of Oggetto Privato do not want to seek the beauty of the female body, they want to be honest and simple, exactly like the words written in it, to be able to get out of the vortex of shame and the consequent censorship to which they are subjected, to help the women to become aware of their bodies

Elena Antonini (b. 1998, Milan, Italy) is a young visual artist working mainly with photography

Elena explores the human being and his body, with particular attention to the world of women and the natural world. What interests Elena is to tell a real female world, in a sincere and honest way, trying to unhinge the system of shame that has always governed women.



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