print on Colour Catcher

cm 20 x 300 (13 elements)


Fanny, which pronounced (by an Italian like me) can be confused with "funny", collects multiple meanings, of a scurrilous nature (pussy, cunt, ass, buttocks). In essence, it is like enclosing in a word and in the ambiguity of the sound the goliardic aspect associated with sex, and with the female figure. Each image, taken from the web, portrays women in static pose, a pose that presents the body totally naked, put on the net by associations or organizations that are responsible for cataloging by physical characteristics, ethnicity and sexual orientation, these women candidates to the professional and amateur world of porn. Objects for sale as in the meat market. Printed on Colour Catcher, they take on a more powerful meaning, because it is associated with the daily chores that still belong to the role of women almost everywhere on Earth. Dyed with natural colors, as weavers in less developed countries still do, and then highlighted centrally to the flap of fabric, an area devoid of pigment, which reveals the only part of the body potentially interested in the sexual act, without any involvement of the rational sphere, and without any will with respect to these women. Symbol of women's emancipation that has remained stuck to sexual freedom, involutarily miserable, and equal rights, never obtained. This leads immediately to the next issue: violence against women. International recognition that women have a right to a life free from violence is recent. Historically, their struggles against violence, and against the impunity which often protects perpetrators, are connected with women's struggle to overcome discrimination. Since its founding, the United Nations Organization has been concerned with the promotion of women's rights, but not specifically about the high rates of female violence until 1993. One of the resolution's goals was to overturn prevailing governmental positions that saw violence against women as a private internal matter that does not require State intervention. To mark Women's Day on March 8, 1993, the Secretary General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, issued a statement in preparation for the declaration to explicitly outline the UN's role in the 'promotion' and 'protection' of women's rights: "The struggle for women's rights, and the goal of creating a new United Nations, capable of promoting peace and the values they nurture and sustain, are one and the same. Today - more than ever - the cause of women is the cause of all humanity."


Articles 1 and 2 of the resolution provides the most widely used definition of violence against women.

  • Article One: For the purposes of this Declaration, the term "violence against women" shall mean any act of gender-based violence that results in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life.
  • Article Two: Violence against women shall include, but not be limited to, the following:(a) Physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring in the family, sexual abuse of girls in the domestic setting, violence related to dowry, rape by the husband, female genital mutilation and other traditional practices harmful to women, non-marital violence and violence related to exploitation; (b) Physical, sexual and psychological violence that occurs within the community as a whole, including rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and intimidation in the workplace, educational institutions and elsewhere, trafficking in women and forced prostitution; (c) Physical, sexual and psychological violence perpetrated or conducted by the State, wherever it occurs.