Reggio Emilia announces two exhibitions dedicated to photography for fall

As part of Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia will host two exhibitions this fall devoted to photography, from staged photography to portraits.

As part of Fotografia Europea, two exhibitions will be held in Reggio Emilia this fall: from Oct. 17, 2020 to Jan. 10, 2021 True Fictions - At the Edge of Reality at Palazzo Magnani and Atlases, Portraits and Other Stories - 6 Young Photographers at Palazzo Da Mosto.

True F ictions is the first retrospective exhibition ever held in Italy on the phenomenon of staged photography, a trend that since the 1980s has revolutionized the language of photography and the role of photography in contemporary art. The rooms of Palazzo Magnani will be invaded by goldfish, icefalls in deserts, invented cities, and images of Marilyn Monroe and Lady Diana shopping together.

Among the authors in the exhibition are the forerunners and masters of this genre such as Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman, James Casebere, Sandy Skoglund, Yasumasa Morimura, Laurie Simmons, David Lachapelle, Bernard Faucon, Eileen Cowin, Bruce Charlesworth, and David Levinthal, up to established young artists such as Paolo Ventura, Lori Nix, Miwa Yanagi, Alison Jackson, Alekasandr Petlura, Jung Yeondoo, and Jiang Pengyi.

Atlases, Portraits and Other Stories collects the solo exhibitions of the three winners of the open call, joined by three other projects selected by the jury composed of Walter Guadagnini, Maria Pia Bernardoni and Oliva Maria Rubio. The decision was made to expand the space dedicated to young artists to explore through contemporary photography the theme of fantasies and narratives.

The artists involved will be Alessandra Baldoni with Atlas, a map of analogies through images in diptychs and triptychs; Alexia Fiasco with The Denial accompanies the public on a photographic journey to discover their origins; Francesco Merlini with Valparaiso activates a confrontation between his own family memories and the places of his childhood; Manon Lanjouère with Laboratory of Universe shows a series of images that narrate the origin of the Universe; Giaime Meloni with Das Unheimliche depicts a metaphor on the condition of contemporary living; Denisse Ariana Pérez, with Albinism, Albinism II, presents a series that captures the beauty of children born with albinism.

Pictured is Sandy Skoglund, Fox Games (1989).

Reggio Emilia announces two exhibitions dedicated to photography for fall
Reggio Emilia announces two exhibitions dedicated to photography for fall

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