1 / 2       Oh man. © Lise Sarfati.

2 / 2       Oh man. © Lise Sarfati.

Oh man

CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia in Turin presents the exhibition Oh Man, an unrelease project by the French artist-photographer Lise Sarfati.
The exhibition – curated by Francesco Zanot and inaugurated with the exhibits Kabul + Baghdad by Antonio Ottomanelli and Burden of proof. The construction of Visual Evidence from the Holy Shroud to Satellite Imagesincludes a series of eleven photographs taken by the artist in downtown Los Angeles, California, between 2012 and 2013. The main subjects are isolated men in the urban context. They are not doing anything of importance. Most of the times they are walking. Or they are at a break in the movement. Deprived of the momentum of a purpose, and without a clear direction, the main characters of this artwork are wandering relentlessly. Unaware of being photographed, they appear to be in precarious positions, while, on the other hand, Lise Sarfati stands steadily in front of them, waiting for days on end for the best moment to take her pictures. The only set of this encounter is the city. It takes up the entire surface of every picture, from right to left, from the bottom to the top. The sky – when it makes an appearance – is reduced to a slim geometric cut out in between buildings. Cobalt blue. Typically American for its continuous alternation between brick buildings, patched up tar, metallic grids, and shop signs, the metropolis provides the fixed rhythmic backdrop to the unpredictable actions of men, scattered hither and yon like notes on sheet music. The final result is a silent dialogue that, unravelling in front of the spectator, regulates the transition from the indifference of the representation to the participation of the onlooker.
This collateral exhibition is part of a long-term journey of CAMERA that wants to bring international experiences in Italy, in order to spark a creative exchange with the Italian scene and to continue a research effort for making this Centre a polestar of photography in the contemporary artistic scene.

Lise Sarfatti. Oh Man
CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, via delle Rosine, 18 - Turin (Italy)
27 January – 13 March 2016

opening times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11 am - 7 pm | Thursday, 11 am - 9 pm | closed on Tuesdays
admission fee: full prize ticket 10,00 € | reduce 6,00 € for visitors up to 26, over 65 years old and owners of Abbonamento Musei Torino Piemonte | free admission for children up to 12 years old
info: camera@camera.to

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published on 2016-02-04 in NEWS / EXHIBITIONS



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