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”.
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.
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.
148 pages, format mm 210 x 300.
The publication is aimed at an audience of amateurs, professionals and artists as a source for further study, debate and anticipation of creative trends.
Cover © Shai Kremer
Editorial [Franco Carlisi]
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]
An interview by Franco Carlisi
Nino Giaramidaro Il Belice ferito
Guillaume Herbaut Pour mémoire
L’occhio magico di Carlo Mollino [Saverio Ciarcia]
Milton H. Greene Women
Vivian Maier Assenza [Alberto
Roma, 24 Marzo 1984 [Daniela Vitello]
The skin I Live Perugia Social Photo Fest 2018
Ákos Czigány Bet (ב) [Gigliola
Andrea Micheli Lapsus [Pippo Pappalardo]
La forma come corpo nella fotografia di Carla Cerati [Giovanna Gammarota]
MIA Photo Fair 2018 [Debora Randisi]