Friuli Venezia Giulia Fotografia 2017

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Mario Carrieri, Flower n. 819, 2016. © 2017 Mario Carrieri1 / 5       Mario Carrieri, Flower n. 819, 2016. © 2017 Mario Carrieri.

Mario Carrieri, Flower n. 866, 2017. © 2017 Mario Carrieri2 / 5       Mario Carrieri, Flower n. 866, 2017. © 2017 Mario Carrieri.

Mario Carrieri, Flower n. 689, 2011. © 2017 Mario Carrieri3 / 5       Mario Carrieri, Flower n. 689, 2011. © 2017 Mario Carrieri.

Mario Carrieri, Flower n. 792, 2015. © 2017 Mario Carrieri4 / 5       Mario Carrieri, Flower n. 792, 2015. © 2017 Mario Carrieri.

Mario Carrieri, Flower n. 740, 2012. © 2017 Mario Carrieri5 / 5       Mario Carrieri, Flower n. 740, 2012. © 2017 Mario Carrieri.

Mario Carrieri. Flowers and Visions

A key, very reserved figure in the world of Italian photography, Mario Carrieri (Milan, 1932) gathers the results of years of work in the cycle of images which make up the exhibition Mario Carrieri. Amata bellezza – Flowers and Visions. Photographs, curated by Alessandro Colombo and on show at Triennale di Milano (Milan, Italy) until November 19th, 2017, under Mufoco presents.
In his solitary photographic research on Flowers and Visions, in what might be erroneously described as still lifes, he sets out to interpret the tragic character of human existence, presenting on his own imaginary visual stage a Whole that is dramatically visionary and pantheistic, almost theatrical, as if suspended on the thread of a light so remote as to seem to be frozen outside of time.

In his photographs, the actors in this drama are in fact simply flowers and their infinite, perishable beauty. Flowers and beauty that flow in the delirious river of a universal nothingness, shattered by their own suffering. The exhibition includes very large works shown in public for the first time, in a big space of the Milan Triennale, offering viewers a key of interpretation of extreme technical prowess and intensity. «The infinitely small and the infinitely large – explains Alessandro Colombo – coexist in his photographs, almost as if he had found a way to condense, in a single image, the extraordinary visions we all remember from Powers of Ten by the Eameses. Passages in the Universe through which everything can be seen, everything can be imagined, and everything is alive, vibrant, pulsating, to the point of making these flowers into a paradigm of living life, as far away as possible from the still life, as Carrieri emphasizes, because in every shot there are thousands of other photographs and years of work, a vision and a passion. At the same time, however, we can count, one by one, the very slender and almost invisible filaments hidden in the secret womb of the flowers. Concrete and abstract, the Universe of Mario Carrieri allows each of us to reflect our own image inside it, to find our own dimension, our own universal vision».

«With the force of innocence and without fear of the dark – Mario Carrieri adds –, I have photographed an endless dawn, born of a nest of nameless flowers, and I have sprinkled my gladioli in tears of winged pistils, changing them into tadpole-spermatozoa ready to sacrifice themselves to fertilize a Milky Way of hope».

Mario Carrieri. Amata bellezza – Flowers and Visions. Photographs
Triennale di Milano, viale Emilio Alemagna, 6 - Milan (Italy)
19 October – 19 November 2017

opening times: from Tuesday to Sunday, 10,30 am - 8,30 pm | closed on Monday
admission fee: -
info: +39 (0)2 724341
info@triennale.org
www.triennale.org

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Triennale di Milano

Friuli Venezia Giulia Fotografia 2017

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published on 2017-10-30 in NEWS / EXHIBITIONS

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