On Patterns reflects the themes in Adelaide Cioni's research: nature, language, craft, performance and abstraction/spirituality.
What are patterns? How do they get rooted in our imagery? What do they tell us about ourselves and our relationship with nature, space, and infinity? How are they connected to music? Why do we find the same ones appearing in so many distant parts of the world? These are some of the questions that the new book Adelaide Cioni: On Patterns wants to explore. Cioni has investigated these themes in her practice through drawings, fabrics, performances, spatial installations, and collaborations with dancers and musicians.
Produced on the occasion of Cioni's first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom—Ab Ovo / On Patterns—at Mimosa House, London, the book aims to present the artist's research. It follows five main threads in her work: nature, language, craft, abstraction, and movement.
"Patterns are an awkward attempt to point towards infinity and nature, an act of foolish bravery in front of something huge."
Adelaide Cioni (born 1976 in Bologna) works at the intersection of painting, textiles and performance. Drawing is at the core of her practice, based on a feminist non-narrative approach.