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Memories: From the Experience to the Construction of the Past

Posted on October 17 2018

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Author Silvia Colombo
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Memories │ 5th October - 1st November 2018
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The exhibition season at the Space Millepiani in Rome starts again with Memories, open to public from the 5th of October to the 1st of November 2018. Memory - as already suggested by the title - is the main theme of this collective exhibition showing photographic and digital artworks made by a group of artists coming from all over the world.
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All the pictures selected and exhibited here intend to reinterpret different dimensions (personal as well as public, individual as well as shared), suggesting a prevailing interest towards the past as marked by the extended use of the black-and-white feature.
Everything we remember, everything we have lived personally or something we read, heard or saw is the predominant subject of a reality observed and analysed from infinitely different points of view.
Public and private, personal and collective are the two conflicting protagonists of the exhibition. Those who worked on the first aspect were able to create pictures centred on roots, families, grief (for a loss) or hope (for the future). The result is a personal diary built on images potentially causing a visual ‘madeleine effect’: hit by those visual fragments, the public is immediately involved in other people’s story, in other people’s life.
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It is not important whether they represent details, portraits or still lifes: either poetic compositions, old family pictures as well as unfamiliar scenes can suddenly become our stories too.
On the other side, all the artists more involved into the public sphere and interested in serious themes mainly created series of documentaristic and objective images. They developed various photographic reportages around topics like climate change, obsolete technologies or the landscape’s changes through time.
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More than simple descriptions, they can be better defined as warnings, statements against the government and the authorities.
All in all, Memories can be considered as an exhibition on our world, as captured by the artist’s eye and then graphically reinterpreted, consciously corrupted, otherwise reproduced.
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Oded Wagenstein, Once I was, 2016 │ Buy it
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Mark Sawrie, Good Trip, 2013  │ Buy it
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Eduard Korniyenko, Wolf Skin, 2016
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Solange Baqués, Inheritance # 01, 2017Buy it
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Eddy Falconer, Da Siehst Du Nur Schwarz / Blackout, 2018 │ Buy it
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Kyndall Hadley, Angel, 2018 │ Buy it
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Mónica Vilá, Untitled, Lembrar, 2017 │ Buy it
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Lucrezia Negrini, 20170416_215047.jpg, 2018Buy it
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Antonis Tsarouchas, Mask, 2016 │ Buy it
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Sigal Ben-David & Les St. Leon, Gathering | My Playground of Others’ Memories, 2017 │ Buy it
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