Friuli Venezia Giulia Fotografia 2017

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Paolo Roversi, My camera and Golshifteh, Paris, 2017. © Paolo Roversi. Courtesy Fondazione Sozzani1 / 4       Paolo Roversi, My camera and Golshifteh, Paris, 2017. © Paolo Roversi. Courtesy Fondazione Sozzani.

Paolo Roversi, Robert and me, Mabou, Nova Scotia, 2001. © Paolo Roversi. Courtesy Fondazione Sozzani2 / 4       Paolo Roversi, Robert and me, Mabou, Nova Scotia, 2001. © Paolo Roversi. Courtesy Fondazione Sozzani.

Paolo Roversi, Ravenna, Paris, 2003. © Paolo Roversi. Courtesy Fondazione Sozzani3 / 4       Paolo Roversi, Ravenna, Paris, 2003. © Paolo Roversi. Courtesy Fondazione Sozzani.

Paolo Roversi, Audrey, Paris, 1998. © Paolo Roversi. Courtesy Fondazione Sozzani4 / 4       Paolo Roversi, Audrey, Paris, 1998. © Paolo Roversi. Courtesy Fondazione Sozzani.

Paolo Roversi. Incontri

As a complement to the large exhibition at the Palazzo Reale in Milan (on show until December 17th within the Photo Vogue Festival), Paolo Roversi’s exhibition Incontri at the Fondazione Sozzani highlights the strictly painterly structure of his photographs.

Beyond any specific model or subject, Roversi’s artistry lives in composition and geometry. He possesses an abstract approach to reality. Since the early 80s, his photographs have met the demands of a constant formal rigor which lends them an astonishingly timeless character, in contradiction to the tastes and customs of fashion. His familiarity with the history of art, and with Italian painting in particular, allows him to make photographs in the manner of a painter. He often works in series on a single theme or model, as if he sought to capture every last one of its formal possibilities.

For the present exhibition, Roversi (Ravenna, Italy, 1947) has brought his photographs together in twos and threes: diptychs and triptychs. This technique, never systematically employed by him until now, affords the viewer an unprecedented vision of these works, as it gives them a monumental dimension. Composing a painting in several parts confers greater importance upon a subject through a proliferation of readings, as in Renaissance painting, which made extensive use of this technique.

In this exhibition, Paolo Roversi’s photography appears more serene, more mastered, than ever before. Among the thirty diptychs and triptychs created especially for this exhibition – on the basis of photographs which are among his most important works – this selection also exhibits, for the first time, a set of mutual portraits made in 2001 in Nova Scotia with the great American photographer Robert Frank.

The inauguration will be on Thursday November 16th 2017, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Paolo Roversi will attend the opening of the exhibition.

Paolo Roversi. Incontri
Galleria Carla Sozzani – Fondazione Sozzani, Corso Como, 10 - Milan (Italy)
17 November 2017 – 11 February 2018

opening times: every day, 10,30 am - 7,30 pm | Wendesdays and Thursdays, 10,30 am - 9,00 pm
entrance fee: free entry
info: +39 (0)2 653531
galleria@galleriacarlasozzani.org
www.galleriacarlasozzani.org


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Friuli Venezia Giulia Fotografia 2017

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published on 2017-11-15 in NEWS / EXHIBITIONS

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