In 1946, Lucio Fontana was the first to use the ballpoint pen as an artistic material while he was in Buenos Aires, where a few years earlier the Hungarian László József Bíró, who fled Nazi persecutions in Europe, had patented the definitive prototype of his invention.
From the earliest times, man has attempted to put order in the chaos of life into which he is immersed by attributing its responsibility to the inscrutable decisions and whims of a varied pantheon of deities that artists of every age and place have immortalized through the most different languages.
For twenty years Christian Boltanski (Paris, 1944) has a privileged relationship with Bologna: in 1997 the city hosted his first great Italian solo show where the artwork Les Regards was presented, inspired by photographs of fugitives partisans that relatives placed In a corner of Piazza Nettuno after Liberation,
The Mart Museum in Rovereto, hosts the third act of the project Words and Stars, 2013-2017, conceived as an artistic association between the visual artist Grazia Toderi and the artist Orhan Pamuk, where images and writing emerge as if transcending the present through the time of memory, and questioning existence by confronting it in dialogue […]
From May 5 to June 20, Pamela Diamante is on show at The Open Box in Milan, a nonprofit space created by Valentino Albini, Andrea Francolino, Gaspare Luigi Marcone and David Reimondo, with the exhibition project 2016.
In five years of activity, the MAST Foundation in Bologna has created a vast collection of photographic images by the most important international masters who have documented and interpreted the history of industry and work since 1860.
“The archives are silent giants”. Thus Urs Stahel debuts in his presentation of the exhibition La forza delle immagini. Collezione MAST. Una selezione di fotografie su industria e lavoro (The power of images. MAST Collection. A selection of photographs on industry and work).
Ina Lounguine is a Ukrainian artist. Born in 1993 in Odessa. Younger daughter in a family of activists and intellectuals has grown up with great curiosity and awareness. She graduated from Tavricheskaya in St. Petersburg and completed her Master in Aesthetics and Culture at The Ukrainian Academy of Arts.
My recent trip to Naples led me to wander through the streets and alleys of the city and its hinterland, in the history and geography of unique and fascinating places, perhaps moved by the desire to discover or simply to confirm what I have already seen or known.
MIA Fair Photo, organized by Fabio and Lorenza Castelli, is becoming increasingly international. Meanwhile, following the focus of Asturias, Brazil, Hungary. Spanish photographers from the Asturias work on the language of photography by posing the eye in front of the distortions of the world as does Arancha Osoro who reduces a portrait in a barcode.