Foto Artisti d’Italia

Italian Photo Artists 1967-2007, an exhibition organised by Achille Bonito Oliva, of a multi-generational group of important Italian artists who used as a means of expression also photography. Photography, is an instrument which not only enhances “the skin of things”, but in the hands of these avant guard artists, tied to the centuries old traditions of painting and of Italian sculpture, reveals the capacity to execute profound research. The exhibition “Italian Photo Artists 1967-2007” has therefore unified the works of various generations of artists supplying an interesting historical panorama to the visitor. After Paris at Paris Photo the exhibition was brought to the Visionnaire shop, in collaboration with Photology, in occasion of the 2008 edition of Art Fair Bologna. “Placed within spaces which I must say are surprising, not only because architecture comes from the sacred, in an antique church, but because the furniture created by Visionnaire contained within, which is I must say is almost to the limit of sculpture. A sort of short circuit is created between photography, which cools the expression and these objects, which instead create a sort of stumble, of surprise, of amazement, of emotion. I like this game of exchange, because generally sculpture is a language used by the artist and here there are a series of objects which, even if modular, are born from a form absolutely created, non functional but which adapt to the view.” Achille Bonito Oliva

 

CLAUDIO ABATE - OLIVO BARBIERI - VANESSA BEECROFT - MAURIZIO CATTELAN - LORIS CECCHINI - FRANCESCO CLEMENTE - EMILIO FANTIN - LUIGI GHIRRI - MARIO GIACOMELLI - LUISA LAMBRI - CARLO MOLLINO - UGO MULAS - LUIGI ONTANI - GIUSEPPE PENONE - MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO - MARIO SCHIFANO - ETTORE SOTTSASS - PAUL THUILE - FRANCO VACCARI - FRANCESCO VEZZOLI - GILBERTO ZORIO