Thirteenth episode of the program “Pralines. Deliciousness from the world of art” by Ly thi Thanh Thao and Sergio Mandelli dedicated to Barbara Nahmad.
Barbara Nahmad is born in Milan, in 1967. Her parents belonged to the Hebrew community in Egypt, but they had to abandon Cairo in 1952 after the antimonarchical coup d’état.
They choose Italy as destination, whereas the other members of the numerous family have scattered all over the world; therefore to Barbara it doesn’t exist a land of origin to identify herself with and she feels the necessity to look for the roots of her identity elsewhere.
The first subject Barbara Nahmad wants to deal with is her body itself, which is first photographed, then painted on canvas.
Later on she approaches the world of pornography, not the one in slick magazines, but the one in magazines of commercial advertisements, an unlimited source of models to reproduce.
But her approach to reality takes on a sudden change after the attack at the Twin Towers in New York in 2001.

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