The widest and most complete overview of Cinzia Ruggeri's career to date.
Artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri (1942–2019) made her artistic research a tool for inquiry into the functional and semantic properties of the object and the architectural and social dimension of the body, according to an original and nonconformist perspective enriched by irony and oneirism. Cinzia Says… is the first monograph on this unconventional figure who moved across disciplines with absolute freedom. Her life and versatile practice were driven by the desire to redefine the formal and functional status of elements of everyday life, from apparel to accessories, from furnishings to lighting. Ruggeri created imaginative, provocative, elegant, and never predictable worlds.
Published with MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, this book is constructed as a broad, expanded chronology offering documents, photographs, accounts, and essays that bring to light a story left in the shadows for too long, and a legacy to look to now.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at MACRO, Rome, in 2022.
Cinzia Ruggeri (1942–2019) was an Italian fashion designer and artist associated with the Memphis Group, known for her postmodern work incorporating technology into surreal garments, combining fashion with sculpture, performance, and architecture.
Edited by Luca Lo Pinto
Texts by Mariuccia Casadio, Elena Fava, Maria Luisa Frisa, Corrado Levi, Luca Lo Pinto, Valeria Magli, Giancarlo Maiocchi, Sarah McCrory, Marco Poma & Andrea Giannotti, Mauro Sabbione, Davide Stucchi & Anna Franceschini, Jeppe Ugelvig.