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Giuseppe Pagano: Giacometti

Giuseppe Pagano: Giacometti

Giuseppe Pagano’s journey in the world of Alberto Giacometti commences with the small stones placed on the sculptor’s grave, in Stampa, at the local cemetery surrounded by the high rock faces of Val Bregaglia. From that moment on, and on several occasions, he keeps returning to this valley in pursuit of the evidence of a suspended transition: “I could feel that that place was calling me” – he said – “everywhere I looked I could see unequivocal signs, as though his presence were blocked in that place”. It is only through death that man is, in some way, freed. Death makes life solemn and so, as Berger says, “the essence of Giacometti’s work is the awareness of death”.

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Napoli mare

Napoli mare

If each narrative, as Algirdas J. Greimas states, has thresholds, then cities too have entrances, borders and contours. Naples has often been conquered from below, taking advantage of its ancient Greek aqueduct to enter the city; in fact Naples has an underground and conspicuous contour with no light, made of age-old, dark waters. For centuriesmits beauties have been approached by the sea, then inland journey being long and tiresome. And if the old heart of the city beats without the sun and sea, as in Caravaggio’s paintings and Anna Maria Ortese’s novels, its contours, even the most distant ones like those of the splendid Campi Flegrei, are rather flooded by light. \...\
Carlo Desideri has done a radiograph of its coasts and novelists, pursuing through his photographs those places which have been endlessly described by writers and voyagers.

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Effetto nottetempo

Effetto nottetempo

Nocturnal places like suggestions which surface from the darkness of a virtual canvas. Unusual dwellings and spaces in which the lunar, artificial light seems to blend with the wind to create new forms and original visions,
in which the invisible becomes perceptible...
or perhaps these are simply moods, amplified by the dark.

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Donne di Scanno Oggi

Donne di Scanno Oggi

At the end of the 1950s Giuseppe Turroni criticized bitterly the photographs that Mario Giacomelli had taken at Scanno, defining them as “the quintessence of southern rhetoric”. If the great critic were still among us, he would certainly praise Antonella Monzoni’s portraits: “Scanno’s women have finally been photographed without rhetoric”. No more black skirts, but white coats to work in restaurants’ kitchens, pharmacies, confectionery labs, bakeries, shops… The new Scanno’s women draw cheques and settle invoices via the Internet with their own credit card. They no longer balance on her heads baskets full of wood to stoke the fireplace in view of a long cold winter with their shepherd husbands away in Puglia. Time changes everything and the artist – Antonella Monzoni in our case – often anticipates and bears witness to these changes.
Yet you can sense a certain continuity in the eyes of these “new” women, a connection with those photographed by Hilde Lotz-Bauer, Cartier-Bresson, Giacomelli and many more.

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Ferita Armena

Ferita Armena

Melancholy, rain, snow, windswept landscapes, run-down Soviet buildings, fighting dogs and many sad flowers scattered on the ground in front of the twelve basalt slabs of the Genocide Memorial on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd (“swallow’s fortress” in Armenian); but also raised fists, the symbol of the Armenians’ eternal struggle to ensure that the terrible 1915 events are not forgotten, and untamed faces with fiery eyes bearing the burden of an ancient sadness.


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Year XXIV #70

Year XXIV #70

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 70

Cover © Shai Kremer

Editorial [Franco Carlisi]

PORTFOLIO

Shai Kremer I Luoghi della Memoria e altre storie [Gigliola Foschi]
Lamberto Teotino Alterazioni e paradossi [Alessandro Trabucco]
Harit Srikhao Mt Meru [Giusy Randazzo]
Maurizio Sapia Universi surreali [Savio Falconieri]
Jessica Todd Harper Ritratti di famiglia in un interno [Alessandro Cadinet]
Wenjun Chen e Yanmei Jiang Me and Me [Alessandra Ciarcia]
Matt Crabtree Visioni del passato nel London Tube [Oscar Meo]
Mehran Khalili Minotaur Island [Dario Carere]

CLOSE UP

An interview by Franco Carlisi
Letizia Battaglia

WITNESS

Nino Giaramidaro Il Belice ferito

EXHIBITIONS

Guillaume Herbaut Pour mémoire
L’occhio magico di Carlo Mollino [Saverio Ciarcia]
Milton H. Greene Women

PUNCTUM

Vivian Maier Assenza [Alberto Giovanni Biuso]
Roma, 24 Marzo 1984 [Daniela Vitello]

FESTIVAL

The skin I Live Perugia Social Photo Fest 2018

BOOKS

Ákos Czigány Bet (ב) [Gigliola Foschi]
Andrea Micheli Lapsus [Pippo Pappalardo]

PERSPECTIVE

La forma come corpo nella fotografia di Carla Cerati [Giovanna Gammarota]

PHOTO FAIR

MIA Photo Fair 2018 [Debora Randisi]