Last day to see Fotografia Europea

Fotografia Europea – European Photography is the Italian photo festival attended by over 100,000 visitors last year, that has been held once again from 6th to 8th May in Reggio Emilia. This year, the event placed itself fully into the context  of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification, by dedicating its sixth year to Green, white, red.

© Mustikka

A photograph of Italy, the exhibition is curated by Elio Grazioli presented a series of exhibitions in some of Reggio Emilia’s most fascinating art and culture venues – the Cloisters of San Domenico, the Cloisters of the Basilica della Ghiara, Spazio Gerra, Palazzo Casotti, the Synagogue an the Parmeggiani Art Gallery. Today you have the last chance to see it, if you can’t make it don’t worry, all the satellite exhibitions will last until 12th June, among them, don’t miss Paolo Roversi’s exhibition presenting his beautiful fashion portraits.

Fotografia Europea 

satellite exhibitions until 12th June 2011

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Maurizio Anzeri: Fil rouge between past and present

For Maurizio Anzeri past and present are not only linked by a fil rouge, but also vert, bleu, and jaune. His research is starting from a low level, from flea markets where the artist buys old photos, from 30ies and 40ies, collecting lost memories of someone else. But images live again in his hands: the colorful aura covering every face, but never entirely, gives a proper soul to the characters in the photos, making them so contemporary. This work of detailed stitching, of colorful threads disposed in geometrical way, is always respecting the importance of the body below, but emphasizing the visage, considered by the artist as “the most interesting landscape”.

© Maurizio Anzeri

Born in Loano, Italy, Maurizio Anzeri lives and works in London, where he is sustained by Saatchi Gallery. His rare works is represented, in Italy by the gallery Furini Contemporary Art, in Rome. The result of the interest in the relationship between intimacy and external universe is delicate, an enigmatic reality mediated by the artist.

 © Maurizio Anzeri

View my article and the photo gallery published on Style.it

Maurizio Anzeri on Dazed and Confused

Selected by Ingrid Melano

Neon Shadow – Andro Wekua

Castello di Rivoli in Turin, will present tonight the special project of  Andro Wekua (Suhumi, Georgia, 1977) created for the museum and realized thanks to CRT foundation. Andrea Bellini, curator of the exhibition, says that for Andro Wekua Suhumu is an almost abandoned city, a place for dreams and remembrance. Memories, in the work of the artist, are collages, moving images, figurative sculptures of scary children and teens. The exhibition Neon Shadow is part of the collaboration with Kunsthalle Wien and Kunsthalle Fridericianum of Kassel, that are now hosting the exhibitions Never Sleep with a Strawberry in Your Mouth e Pink Wave Hunter. Andro Wekua has been invited to participate to 54 Venice Biennale, called ILLUMInazioni and curated by Bice Curiger, that is the reason why the film Never Sleep with a Strawberry in Your Mouth preview, 2010, will be presented at Castello di Rivoli for the exhibition.

© Andro Wekua

Andro Wekua (1977) lives and works in Zurich and Berlin. Among his solo shows: Workshop Report, Centre d’Art Contemporain Wiels, Brussel, 2009; Sunset: I Love Horizon, Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, 2008; Wait to Wait, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2007. Fra le collettive 10.000 Lives, 8th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, 2010, Skin Fruit: Selection from the Dakis Joannou Collection, a cura di Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, 2010, Abstract Resistence, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2010 e Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2010.

Castello di Rivoli