Collateral exhibition 18th Edition
In collaboration with Fabio Castelli
“Alone or accompanied?Photography as individual work and as series” is the title of the event, organized through a prestigious collaboration with Fabio Castelli, creator of MIA Photo Fair (April 29 -May 2), which focuses on a “different” vision of collecting and explores the content value of photographic work, as well as the market, the relationship with the public and the resulting perceptions. The great protagonists of this exhibition are the shots of the American Nan Goldin, born in 1953, renowned for photography used as a “public diary”, mixing private memories and observation of the transgressive and hidden part of her surrounding reality, while always following an intimate and personal approach. Other artists whose work will be on display include Sergio Scabar, Luigi Veronesi, Franco Fontana, Ulrich Tillman, Andrea Biasucci, Vittore Fossati, Leonardo Genovese, Lynne Lawner, Rita Lintz, Mariana Marcello, Cosimo Re Ricatto, and Sara Rossi. All the works come from Fabio Castelli’s private collection.
“My intention – says Castelli – is to offer to the public of “Mercanteinfiera” a look at art photography in order to raise awareness of this medium of expression. The collateral event also aims to emphasize the difference between the perception of a single image and that of the series to which it belongs, a more complex project. This appeal to photography leads me to present a further stimulus: that of taking an interest in “anonymous photography”, works whose author is unknown but to which we can attribute a different value and meaning than its original one. This is still an untapped market in Italy, but one which abroad is already offering new forms, trends, and perspectives.”