Today, safe and efficient means of abortion exist, yet 47,000 women die due to botched abortions, every year. Laia Abril’s project On Abortion documents and conceptualizes these dangers and damages caused by women’s lack of legal, safe and free access to abortion. As she weaves her net of questions around ethics and morality, Abril also creates a series of meditative visual and textual manifestations of the social triggers, stigmas, and taboos around abortion that have remained invisible until now.
For this third edition, we are dealing with the topic of control and surveillance, as well as with the critical observation of problematic social processes. In so doing, we are taking a critical look at to how great an extent we are monitored by surveillance cameras, via Internet, Google, etc. as we go about our day-to-day lives. Socially engaged photography can also make processes visible that significantly affect our social, economic and ecological actions, exposing injustices, mismanagement and secret machinations.
Photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen have been collaborating since 2009 to explore and document the turbulent region of Sochi, Russia. Over the course of five years and eleven visits, they practiced a form of “slow journalism” in order to delve deeply into the complexities of the area, and its remarkable transition in preparation to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
What do images communicate without any indication of the source, location, or the motivation behind what has been captured in them? Viktoria Binschtok achieves just such a situation, confronting us with a wild mix of decontextualized components that construct a reality all its own immanent to the image and leaving the rest to our cognitive abilities. Sometimes loudly, sometimes quietly, these visual clusters demonstrate their uncanny affinity based on the calculations of a machine and the incalculability of an artistic gesture.
PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR by Linn Schröder, Photographs by Tina Bauer, Judith Horn, Diana Juneck, Ania Kaszot, Alexander Klang, Irina Kholodna, Gunnar Krüger, Carola Lampe, Patricia Morosan, Melina Papageorgiou, Linn Schröder, Jessica Wolfelsperger, Martina Zaninelli
foto-forum ves inviëia ala mostra itineranta “N dé d’isté” de Martino Lombezzi. Le proiet trata dla tragedia dl 2 de agost 1980 a Bologna, le plü gran atentat dla storia taliana do la vera, tres i retrac y les stories de n per de persones che ȇ te staziun ai 2 de agost 1980. La pröma tapa dla mostra é a Balsan: foyer dl palaz provinzial 2 te plaza Silvio Magnago 10.
Opening: 9.5.2017, 7 pm Exhibition: 10.5. – 17.6.2017 Curated by: Heinrich Schwazer In collaboration with: Bozner Kunstauktionen Art Treasures from Florence in South Tyrol during the Second World War In the last months of the Second World War, from August…
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.
As the title suggests, the aim of this exhibition is not merely to present different approaches and practices within documentary photography related to war, but also to reflect on the intrinsic conflict that image making involves, particularly when coupled with the depiction of suffering and pain.