BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY – LA FOTOGRAFIA DI RICERCA IN LOMBARDIA E IN ITALIA NEGLI ANNI ’70

*** UPDATE***

Due to force majeure, following the decrees adopted by the Italian Ministry of Health and by the President of the Lombardy Region containing the urgent indications to deal with
the epidemiological emergency of CODIV-19, the exhibition scheduled for February 26 to March 22, 2020, has been suspended. New dates will be communicated shortly.

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MILAN, EVENT SPACE – PALAZZO PIRELLI

The exhibition promoted by the Lombardy Regional Council, curated by Elio Grazioli and organized by MIA Photo Fair, traces the period that, from the mid-sixties to the following decade, saw documentary or reportage photography move within the experimental context of the artistic avant-garde.

The exhibition itinerary features works by some of the protagonists of that season, from Ugo Mulas to Franco Fontana, from Gabriele Basilico to Paola Mattioli, from Nino Migliori to Mario Giacomelli, from Gianfranco Chiavacci to Franco Vaccari, from Mimmo Jodice to Ketty La Rocca, from Lamberto Pignotti to Silvio Wolf, from Mario Cresci to Luigi Ghirri.

 

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The exhibition retraces that period which, from the mid-sixties to the following decade, saw photography move from the traditional field, that is, the documentary or reportage one, to the parallel or internal within the avant-garde movements, often called “experimental” “or” aesthetic “, of the” artists who use photography “as a language of contemporary art, developing investigations on light, perception, abstraction and supporting the research of movements such as Body Art and conceptual art.

The exhibition itinerary presents about 100 works by 23 protagonists of that season and documents how the changes in language have gone hand in hand with those of the representation of the broadest and most decisive themes of reality, such as the landscape, both natural and urban, the body and gender, identity and society.

The exhibition will be developed also through the curatorial section ‘Beyond Photography’  at The Mall in Milan, during MIA Photo Fair 2020, the Italian fair dedicated to art photography, where eight galleries will offer monographic stands with some of the masters who participated in that season, such as Luigi Erba, Aldo Tagliaferro, Lamberto Pignotti, Gianfranco Chiavacci, Paolo Gioli, Luigi Maria Patella, Franco Fontana, Michele Zaza.

Sunday 22 March 2020, the Space Events of the Lombardy Regional Council will remain exceptionally open, from 11.00 to 18.00, unless further communications are made.

Milan, February 2020

A special thanks to all the lenders and artists involved whose contribution has proved indispensable for the realization of the exhibition, including Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea di Cinisello Balsamo, Archivio Mosconi, Archivio Mulas, Archivio Vimercati, the galleries Die Mauer, Frittelli Arte Contemporanea, Galleria Clivio, Galleria del Cembalo, Galleria Elleni, Galleria Milano, Galleria Six, Galleria Il Ponte, Photo & Contemporary, Mr. Paolo Vampa, Mr. Silvio Wolf.

 

BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY – LA FOTOGRAFIA DI RICERCA IN LOMBARDIA E IN ITALIA NEGLI ANNI ’70

Milan, Palazzo Pirelli (via Fabio Filzi 22)

Free entry

 

MIA Photo Fair Press Office

CLP Relazioni Pubbliche

Stefania Rusconi | tel. +39.02.36755700 | stefania.rusconi@clp1968.it | www.clp1968.it

 

Consiglio regionale della Lombardia Press Office

Antonello Grimaldi, tel. 02.67482805; antonello.grimaldi@consiglio.regione.lombardia.it

Paolo Costa, tel. 02.67482498; paolo.costa@consiglio.regione.lombardia.it

 

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