An Anthology of Photography from Italy
Curated by Peter Weiermair
December 15, 2012 - February 3, 2013
Friday, December 14, 6-8 pm
Artist and Curator Talk:
Tuesday, December 18, 6-8pm
Every anthology has a different aim.
Diaries is an anthology of personal experience. This exhibition presents the work of eleven artists who live or work in Italy. They belong to different generations and are accomplished in a wide variety of artistic professions. This exhibition provides an opportunity to see the work they make for themselves.
Photography is the ideal medium for a diary, as it allows each artist to engage it with a distinct, personal style. These private records range from documentary to staged images of desire, sexuality and eroticism, in which the artists or models are presented as lovers, friends or archetypal ideals. They are expressed in themes of cross-dressing, comedy, and playful mini-dramas and through references to literature and classic Italian art.
Diaries are a window between the inner and outer worlds. Among these images we can each find at least one page from our own diary.
Mataro da Vergato
With a name derived from the village where he was born, Mataro was trained as an actor, singer, and dancer. He currently lives in Bologna and has been involved in numerous dance and theatrical productions. In the early 1990s, he began working in digital media, first in color and more recently in black and white, often making each work as a unique piece. He is represented in the LLM collection.
Lambda print on Diasec Plexiglass
70.9 in. diameter
Courtesy of Sabrina Raffaghello Arte Contemporanea,
A native of Tuscany, Fiorenzo was born in 1951 and graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. Fiorenzo was first commissioned to shoot photographs for Italian fashion designer Roberto Capucci, with whom he still collaborates. In addition to working as a fashion photographer, he has been commissioned to create portraits of numerous celebrities, including those of Lina Wertmuller, Franco Moschino, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Danilo Donati, John Gielgud, and many others.
Born in Faenza in 1957, Stefano graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. He taught at the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan prior to being appointed chair of the decoration department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 1987, where he continues to teach. His work is included in the LLM collection.
azt lives in Bologna and has been making visual work in the area of language, art, and photography since 2004. His first works, mostly performances and installations, were presented in public spaces throughout Italy, often without official permission. His photographs have been exhibited in Germany, throughout Italy, and are included in the Leslie-Lohman collection.
10 images from the series Andrea and Giuseppe, 2012
digital pigment prints on paper
12.6 x 18.5 in.
Courtesy of the artist