Giovanna Andreassi

The mask means, in its broadest sense, soot, black ghost. It indicates an object that covers, totally or partially, the human figure to hide the wearer or conceal his identity.

…During the lockdown Andreassi, after careful observation, designs and manufactures a series of masks to give back voice, a social identity to people, through art and the use of recycled materials.

Thinking of you and your important institutional role, especially in this critical moment, the artist, retracing the history of the Verona coat of arms, dedicates to You this mask which, in the heraldic colors of gold and blue, represents our town.

(Part of the letter written by Fiorenza Canestrari on 09/07/2020 and sent to Federico Sboarina’s Mayor of the Verona’s Municipality).