An “Archipelago” of photographers from all over Italy and the narration of the pandemic through images: different but connected works, an extraordinary documentation on display at Villa Bottini. We talk with the curator about the exhibition and the birth of a group with several projects for the future.
Places of ancient culture, frugal subsistence, deep-rooted traditions: the southern Apennines “is the Italy we used to have and which we risk losing forever”. In his slow and thoughtful photographic exploration, the author conveys in a book the calm and silent atmospheres of lands, villages and people that are at risk of disappearing.
The sea is the soul with which the photographer from Naples has formed an indissoluble bond, it is her memory, captured by the maps and by her shots. Her work contemplates the idea of building a sort of poem, an aquatic anthology of visual and material stories, an imaginary archive of the sea and its variations.
Staged photography, a genre that has revolutionized the language of photography since the 1980s, is at the heart of the exhibition now open again to the public in Reggio Emilia. Over one hundred works that, through staging, parallel realities, inventions inspired by cinema, show that pivotal moment that opened the doors of art to photography.