From Saturday 5 November 2011 until 4 December 2011
Personal exhibition of photography by Emanuela Bartolotti
The exhibition space of Fotofabbrica in conjunction with the opening of Arte Piacenza 2011 – fair of modern and contemporary art which takes place from 5 to 7 November – sees the opening of the exhibition Short Tales curated by Cristina Gilda Artese and Massimiliano Carraglia. It shows a selection of works from the Racconti Brevi series: Gerda and I colori di Atlantide (The Colours of the Atlantic) and from the recent Mantica series.
Massimiliano Carraglia and Cristina Gilda Artese, collaborate together for their sensitivity and objectives for the respective fates of Fotofabbrica in Piacenza and arsprima in Milan, united by issues of art and for the promotion of contemporary art, in particular photography. The fruit of this collaboration is an exhibition dedicated to the young and talented photographer Emanuela Bartolotti and the presentation of the magazine Or not, journal of contemporary anomolies – an arsprima publication , number 4 being dedicated to Bartolotti.
The artist, stage designer and photographer Emanuela Bartolotti was born in Lecce. She works between her home city, Bologna and Milan. It is difficult to reconcile canonic categories with the artistic production of Emanuela, her photography represents a world that fluctuates between reality and fiction.
“Emanuela, rather than looking towards photographic tradition, finds inspiration in landscape paintings. The references are too many to count, but it is worth citing some authors, works and movements such as The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, which gives the sense of the sublime one gets when faced with romantic nature, but with the calm impressionism and the taste for investigations of light of a Monet painting his wife Camille and their son. It is a historical painting which deftly uses light as a real subject, involving the landscape and the human subjects in the nostalgia of memory. Emanuela’s work finds its strength in its continuous movement between dreams and reality, in real, recognisable places, with real people, without any aggressive interference of post-production and that sense of the fantastic that nature itself has the ability to create.”
Nila Shabnam Bonetti (Abstract from a critical text, Or Not n°4)
Or Not is a monographic publication created by arsprima, association for the promotion of contemporary art which promotes young professional artists. The monographic nature of Or Noti s seen not only in the dedication of each issue to one individual artist, but above all in the involvement of the artist themselves in the planning of the issue, enough for it to become a real “artist’s book”. Each issue contains multidisciplinary contributions.
Opening Saturday 5 November 2011 from 18.00 at the Fotofabbrica space, Piazza Barozzieri, n.7/A - Piacenza
For more information:
Massimiliano Carraglia: firstname.lastname@example.org
+39 347 08 44 233
arsprima : email@example.com
+39 02 58 30 83 60