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.
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.
This exhibition launches a new project series at gallery foto-forum that critically engages with the cultural technique of documentary photography. During the course of two years and through multiple stages, outstanding exponents of documentary photography will be asked to exhibit on a whole array of issues.
In his large-format photographs, Giancarlo Lamonaca concerns himself with in-depth research related to space/time situations. In so doing, he superimposes or wipes out photographs, thus creating illusions that take our perception to the very limits of its possibilities.
We will be showing a series on the trail to the highest mountain hut in Europa and a portrait of Elena Runggaldier, ski jumper from Gherdëina. Both works deal with an individual protagonist’s search for tranquillity as well as their striving for physical and mental isolation at a great height.
For about five years, I have been documenting the housing problems of the city of Rome in my photographic work; this has led me to explore the fringe zones and hidden places within the city’s urbanised territory ever more extensively.
(de) Das Künstlerkollektiv Luoghicomuni (Alessandro Calabrese, Simone Mizzotti, Milo Montelli) lenkt sein Augenmerk auf das Teilstück des Gebiets um das sich die Stadt Mailand mit seinen Tentakeln Tag für Tag erweitert, während die Lombardische Ebene langsam verschlungen wird.
(de) Mario Adorf – Ehrengast der 28. Bozner Filmtage. Eine Ausstellung mit Plakaten, Fotos und anderen Dokumenten zum Filmschaffen Mario Adorfs und seiner Arbeit am Theater (Foyer des Filmclubs + SCHAUFENSTER der Galerie foto-forum)
(de) Die Galerie foto-forum zeigt in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Südtiroler Landesarchiv die Ausstellung “Alberto Melloni (1888-1967) Reiseerinnerungen in 3D” mit historischen Bildern aus den 20er und 30er Jahren, die der Autor auf seinen zahlreichen Reisen festgehalten hat. Die Stereofotografien aus Südtirol, den Alpen, Italien und Europa werden in Form von Anaglyphen präsentiert.