Closing performance of the "Quatro Elements" exhibition at the Brasilea Foundation in Basel/Switzerland. After the her works have been left to the elements since the opening of the exhibition on 26 January, Christina now takes back her work from Nature. Video: K. Zupan-Rupp, H. Schmidt/VernissageTV - www.vernissage.tv
You'll enjoy this mini-documentary about Christina and her "planting" artworks. The footage shows Christina planting and recovering her art in the Amazonian Rainforest, the pilgrim paths of the Camino de Santiago (Spain) and the Kumano Way (Japan) as well as in Assisi (Italy). After their time in the soil, which varies from 6-12 months, the recovered artworks are the perfect cooperation between the artist and Mother Nature. Chris Oiticica - Planting Art from Christina Oiticica on Vimeo.
When traveling in the Mojave Desert, Christina met her guardian angel in the form of a blue butterfly. Ever since that moment, butterflies are very present in her life and her paintings. This video shows the "birth" of Christina's latest butterfly paintings as well as pictures of her performing their "burial" and "rebirth". The resulting works will be part of Christina's upcoming exhibition "Terra", which opens at Galerie Espace-L in Geneva on 18 November in the presence of the artist. The exhibition will be on from 19 November 2014 - 8 January 2015. Video ©Marcelo Mendonça 2014 - Published with permission.
June 2014 Geneva, Switzerland During a brunch performance, organized by Galerie Espace L, Christina retrieves her "Golden Butterfly" canvas, which she buried 3 months before and buries the "Red Butterfly". Globo - Estúdio i Leman Bleu (21:10-21:38) Le Journal - Léman Bleu - Christina Oiticica from Christina Oiticica on Vimeo.
December 12, 2013 St. Prex, Switzerland Burial of the 7.20 m long canvas “The Four Roses” in St. Prex in Switzerland. The Four Roses depicts four roses, a symbol that Christina uses often in her work and that has strong spiritual connections with Our Lady, the Mother Goddess, Earth ... Each of the roses has a color scheme connecting it to a season and is dedicated to a saint: The first one, the Autumn Rose, with shades of yellow and brown and dedicated to Saint Rita, who is often depicted holding roses. For the second rose, Christina used colder shades, white and blue, to represent Winter. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, another saint connected to roses. The third one, the Spring Rose, is predominantly pink and is dedicated to Saint Thérèse, a young spirit and representative of youth. The fourth one, with its red shades, represents Summer and is dedicated to the Mystical Rose - the Blessed Mother - whom Christina is highly devoted to and has used in several of her earlier works. The canvas, originally intended to remain whole, will be split in four separate canvases.
Performance: Spiritual Paths June 17, 2012 Assisi, Italy In the next phase of her performance cycle dedicated to spiritual paths, Christina entrusts several works of art to Mother Nature in and around Assisi, Italy, home of St. Francis. Giornale dell'Umbria
Uniques Special Ones event 24-27 September 2010 Florence, Italy Christina added a contemporary art element to the 2010 Uniques Special Ones event, organized by the MAC Group at the Four Seasons hotel in Florence, where she created and buried several canvases in the Della Gherardesca Garden. Christina also expressed her art on a “canvas of tiles”.