Lucrezia’s work is about encounters with herself: with her body and with its texture, with its shape; or with another person, by remembering the moment in which this encounter happened and revealing it. It’s about intimacy and shared intimacy. It’s about love. A love story. Where encounter, sex, obsession, abandonment, pain and pleasure are its main elements.
As the title suggests, the exhibition Don't Believe in Modern Love, is a reflection on relationships in our contemporary and Western society. At the beginning of the new millennium, the Polish philosopher and sociologist Z. Bauman coined the metaphor of solidity and liquidity to characterize what it means to be modern in our present condition. According to Bauman, we live in a time of interregnum, in which the old certainties such as employment, marriage, religion, family, are being vehemently called into question. In a present characterized by constant change, they appear to be inappropriate and castrating; while new ways of dealing with the challenges of modern life appear to be too ephemeral, trembling hopes we can not count on. The idea of the exhibition and its work revolves around the attempt to mediate the possibility of finding a balance between our desires for freedom and stability, liquidity and solidity, in relation to a significant Other.