Liparo, North of Macedonia, Greece. Here is a place where land has brought for decades peaches to its inhabitants, a land now swept by the wind of a fierce economic crisis. The village, where photographer Petros Efstathiadis was born, has been the setting of his work for a decade. There, in his parents or neighbors backyards, in the surrounding fields, he carefully composes minute mise-en-scène, made of leftovers and disregarded goods.
The exhibition shows 63 photos, one film and selected press material from the photographer Enrico Pedrotti, who worked in the Trentino South Tyrol region between 1920 and 1960. It is the first extensive opportunity to present Pedrotti’s oeuvre in its entirety. Till now, his work has been known only in specific contexts (mountain, portrait, futurism) and with individual photographs.
Opening: 6.12.16, 7pm Cuarted by: Stefano Riba Exhibition: 7.12.16-21.1.17 This project is called ‘Eden’, just like the garden the first man was banished from, like the lost heaven in which John Milton’s fallen angel says: “Better to reign in Hell…
Portraits, 35mm colour slides, from 10 different underground networks worldwide,(Paris, Rome, London, Madrid, New York, Mexico DF, Santiago de Chile, Tunisia, Delhi and Tokyo). This work is reflected in and transcends the images shot by Walker Evans in the New York subways in the 40’s. It doesn’t make reference to any specific place but to distant and different cities which appear here as if closed in one single space.
Dr. Jakob August Lorent (Charleston, SC, USA 1813-1884 Merano) was one of the earliest travel and architecture photographers. He was one of the first ever to travel with a camera to many Mediterranean countries. Lorent took his journeys in a time when even just getting around and finding accommodation in these countries was an adventure, making it all the more significant that he also brought highly interesting photographs home from these arduous journeys.
A photographic exhibition presenting projects by the students of the Faculty of Design and Art at the Free University of Bolzano, realized during the artistic photography course taught by Nicolò Degiorgis in the 2015 & 2016 summer semesters in collaboration with SEAB and Villa Serena.
Observe with a Soft Voice – Philosopher Gaston Bachelard once called himself a „dreamer of words, a dreamer of written words.“ Amira Fritz, on the contrary, is a dreamer of images, floating atmospheres, harmonic landscapes, gentle flowers, faces and people who investigate the observer as if they emerged from an unreachable, enchanted otherworld. Her photographs (just like Bachelard’s words) detach themselves from the heavy burden that binds them to time and reality and instead open up to the dream, to emotions, to a poetic geography where travelling is the ability of encountering without revealing.
Max Pinckers and Daisuke Yokota are both interested in the surfaces of photography, and the limitations the two-dimensional image has in shaping our understanding of the world; make a two-dimensional image and you get a two- dimensional understanding.
Opening: 18.5.16, 6 pm Artist’s talk: 19.5.16 5 pm Vicolo della Parrocchia, BAF – Bolzano Architecture Festival Exhibition: 18.5. – 21.5.16 There is no elevator. We walk up the eight ights of stairs, hesitating on the last one, looking at each…
Kondratyev is a young Kyrgyzstani-American photographer, who spent the period between November 2014 and June 2015 travelling on Fabrica’s assignment in Central Asia and produced a visual itinerary of these barely known and distant places. The result is Formations, the most recent photo book produced by Fabrica.
The exhibition Return to Beirut. 1991 – 2011 presents photographs by Gabriele Basilico made in his four trips to Beirut in 1991, 2003, 2008 and 2011
In this exhibition, Alessandro Bernasconi and Heimo Prünster show espionage photographs from 1940-1943 that document the construction works of the Italian Alpine Wall (“Vallo Alpino Littorio”) in South Tyrol. The large-scale military construction erected by the fascist regime in utmost secrecy was intended for protection against their own ally Germany, and while it was being constructed was scouted out photographically by the German Reich – equally secretly.
(de) Wie der Titel bereits andeutet, möchte diese Ausstellung nicht nur verschiedene Ansätze und Praktiken einer Dokumentarfotografie präsentieren, die sich mit dem Krieg befasst, sondern auch über den Konflikt nachdenken, der mit der Produktion von Bildern insbesondere dort verbunden ist, wo es um die Darstellung von Leiden und Schmerzen geht. Raphaël Dallaporta, Giorgio Di Noto und Monica Haller sind die drei Künstler/-innen, die wir ausgewählt haben, um eine solche Reflexion zu beginnen.
40 examples from contemporaries document the experience of transience, and are however documents of a sensual dialogue with our reality that is ever more strongly retreating from the immateriality of visual communication.
‘Radical’ is something ‘acting in depth; concerning an issue beginning with its essential principles’, according to Salvatore Battaglia’s definition in the Grande dizionario della lingua italiana. With this as his starting point, photographer Piero Martinello travelled around Italy in search of women and men who – each in their own way and for different reasons – have embraced radical choices and lifestyles.
(de) Seit fünfzehn Jahren flaniert Kurt Caviezel über Webcams in öffentlichen und privaten Räumen durch die vernetzte Welt und wählt per Mausklick Standbilder aus dem unablässigen Datenfluss aus. Mittlerweile umfasst Caviezels Archiv mehr als drei Millionen Aufnahmen aus sämtlichen Lebensbereichen.
In “The Encyclopedia of Kurt Caviezel” sind alle seine Serien, die im Laufe der letzten fünfzehn Jahre entstanden sind, alphabetisch geordnet.
The exhibition at the foto-forum in Bolzano shows some selected photographs from “Anderswo” [“Elsewhere”], a book of photographs that was recently published. The film Der Fotograf vor der Kamera [“The Photographer in Front of the Camera”] by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel documents Erich Lessing’s process of selecting images for just this book project.
The gallery foto-forum presents the solo exhibition “… a volte esco di casa con il cielo sotto braccio” by the artist Camen Mitrotta.
Using historical photographic documents that were discovered in the 1980s in Genoa by the collector Riccardo Sezzi, this exhibition is directed at specialists, researchers and lovers of the forensic sciences, police investigations and crime scenes.
(de) Chapter 1 – The Hierarchy of Images, Exhibition Die Galerie Foto-Forum startet mit dieser Ausstellung eine neue Projekt-Serie, die sich kritisch mit der Kulturtechnik der dokumentarischen Fotografie auseinandersetzt. Dabei werden über einen Zeitraum von ca. 2 Jahren in mehreren Etappen jeweils herausragende Vertreter dokumentarischer Fotografie zu verschiedenen Themen eingeladen und vorgestellt.