Photographie / Photography – Installation – Video.
Née en 1971 à Tanger / Born in 1971 in Tangier
Vit et travaille à New York / Lives and works in New York
Curated by Filippo Maggia, head of the Fondazione Fotografia, and Chiara Dall’Olio, the exhibition 10 years old will run March 11th through April 30th, 2017, at the Modena Foro Boario, and will be divided into two sections. The first one will showcase a wide selection of highlights from the collection of photography and video art owned by the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Modena. As an operating company of the bank foundation, the Fondazione Fotografia is in charge of conservation and enhancement of this major collection, comprising more than 1,200 works.
250 masterpieces from the collection will be shown years after being purchased and exhibited for the first time, by 95 Italian and international artists, including Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, Claudia Andujar, Nobuyoshi Araki, Diane Arbus, Fikret Atay, Richard Avedon, Maja Bajević, Olivo Barbieri , Yto Barrada, Yael Bartana, Gabriele Basilico, Jodi Bieber, Wynn Bullock, Adriana Bustos, Harry Callahan, Paul Caponigro, Walter Chappell, Van Deren Coke, Alexandra Croitoru, Bruce Davidson, Roy DeCarava, Willie Doherty, Matías Duville, Fatmi Mounir, Cao Fei, Andreas Fogarasi, Franco Fontana, Samuel Fosso, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Yang Fudong, Luigi Ghirri, Laura Glusman, David Goldblatt, Bob Gosani, Naoya Hatakeyama, Swetlana Heger, Pieter Hugo, Alex Hütte, Irwin, Mimmo Jodice, Sarah Jones, Yeondoo Jung, Amar Kanwar, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Kimsooja, Iosif Kiraly, Jùlius Koller, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Goddy Leye, Zbigniew Libera , Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Ryuji Miyamoto, Yasumasa Morimura, Daido Moriyama, Daniel Naudé, Walter Niedermayr, Anna Niesterowicz, George Osodi, Adrian Paci, Hung-Chih Peng, Irving Penn, Aleksander Petlura, Barbara Probst, Mauro Restiffe, Olivier Richon, Tom Sandberg, Hrair Sarkissian, Ene-Liis Semper, Wael Shawky, Ahlam Shibli, Stephen Shore, Dayanita Singh, Raghubir Singh, Aaron Siskind, Trine Søndergaard, Mladen Stilinović, Mikhael Subotzky, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Vivian Sundaram, Tabaimo, Jinoos Taghizadeh, Guy Tillim, Wolfgang Tillmans, Milica Tomić, Gillian Wearing, Ai Weiwei, Edward Weston, Minor White, Garry Winogrand, Miwa Yanagi, Akram Zaatari, David Zink Yi, Artur Žmijewski.
All along its activity the Fondazione Fotografia has always put an effort in supporting young artists, promoting training courses, workshops and educational projects aimed at students, as well as open calls and contests. In order to mirror this salient aspect of its mission, the second section of the exhibition, entitled Being Political, will present a selection of young Italian artists, under 40 years old, who have been chosen through a contest launched in December 2016 and entered by 77 participants.
Drawing on a video in collection, ‘How do you want to be governed?’, 2009, by Maja Bajevic, the contest was focused on young people’s relationship with politics. In the video, Bajević frames a tense, yet unemotional female subject, while a male hand enters the frame and engages with her physically. Although his body remains invisible, his voice can be heard, asking the question “How do you want to be governed,” over and over. No answer is given. Fondazione Fotografia has posed the same question to young artists, encouraging them to submit works reflecting on power relations inside and outside of the realm of the art system.
Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.
—Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922), In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way, 1913
We devise the story of our lives from truthful recollections and inexact inventions amidst a web of relationships: parents, children, siblings, friends and lovers. Together, we assemble a shared history that resides in memory, desire and imagery—a narrative both subjective and communal.
I Remember Not Remembering presents twelve internationally renowned artists who use personal home movies, photo albums and film footage as material for artworks. Yto Barrada and collaborative pair Adriana Trujillo and José Inerzia interweave their family histories with the political and social changes in 1960s post-Colonial Morocco and 1970s Mexico. Filmmaker Kahlil Joseph merges snapshots and family videos with contemporary scenes of Compton to create a portrait of Los Angeles twenty years after the 1992 race riots. Artist Larry Sultan’s grid of 44 home movie stills draws a sketchy outline of the artist’s 1960s suburban California upbringing. Matthew Buckingham and Hollis Frampton’s films question whether truth and history are irreconcilable ideas. Christian Boltanski, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Christian Widmer, and Hannah Wilke dwell upon mortality.
Each work invokes a believable but questionable portrait of kinship, social change or personal tragedy. Familiar domestic scenes inspire a wistful nostalgia while unreliable narrators recount stories that comingle fact and invention. These artists gently manipulate our presumptions about the dependability of photographs and the rigidity of time and memory. As author William Faulkner wrote in 1951, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”ARTISTS: Yto Barrada, Christian Boltanski, Matthew Buckingham, Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, Hollis Frampton, Kahlil Joseph, Larry Sultan, Adriana Trujillo and José Inerzia, Christian Widmer, and Hannah Wilke.
A guide to Fossils for Forgers and Foreigners
A Guide to Trees For Governors and Gardeners
Edition Walter König, London
Editions JRP|Ringier, 2013
Edition française & English 160 pages (100 ill. coul.)
Textes from Jean François Chevrier, Juan Goytisolo, Marie Muracciole and Sina Najafi
23,7 x 28,6 cm (broché, sous jaquette)
A Life Full Of Holes…
25 x 20 cm, 72 pages
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