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Catalogue Exhibition │Millepiani

Posted on January 27 2022

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AUTO FOCUS. A PORTRAIT OF THE SELF

Exhibition
20  —  30 May 2022
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PATRIZIA FUSI

Bond │ Photography, 2021

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PIERRE-LOUIS FERRER

Untitled │ Photography, 2018

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ALEXANDRA MAVROFRIDI
Split │ Photography, 2017

Split is a result of big project I experiment with, through these years which is called Corpus. The main topic of this self-portrait is an exploration of the body, movement and the body in movement.
- A. M.

 

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ANTONIO MARTELLA
Chi Sei Tu, che Colmi il Mio Cuore della Tua Essenza? │ Photography, 2021

The idea for this photo comes from my attempt to answer a question: who am I truly? I kept wondering if people could genuinely know me if I don’t even recognise myself. The result is a man with a fragmented and undefined nature.
- A. M.

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LUCIE NECHANICKA
Reclining Armchair │ Photography, 2020

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ROBERT ATWATER
Deus Ex Machina │ Photography, 1989

Deus Ex Machina is one image from a series of self portraits and self nude photographs I made with large formats cameras. It was made while I lived on a small Caribbean island, and after a destructive hurricane. Many of the structures were destroyed. I used them as a stage to make “self” photographs.
- R. A.

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GIZELE LIMA
Back to Paradise │ Digital Mix Media, 2021

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GIZELE LIMA
Late Afternoon Flight │ Digital Mix Media, 2021
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ADAM MUSCAT
Lace │ Video, 2020
Lace (2020), an immersive film that explores the fragmented narrative of memory and nostalgia. Distorted visual entities exist in simulated space, responding to a stream of consciousness, projected by a suffocating monologue. Each square constitutes a singular thought lost in a void of time, a physical being that is part of a constructed story. Taking us to a place of recollection, by a voice we can’t escape.
- A. M.
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EVGENIA OSTROUMOVA
Shadow 80 │ Photography, 2020
My job to look at the world or the problem or the subject from the side that no one noticed.
- E. O.
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SUBHASHIS HALDER
Remnants of a Soul │ Photography, 2020
Image from an ongoing body of work depicting a wandering lonely mind and its way of living.
- S. H.
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SUBHASHIS HALDER
A Quiet Conversation │ Photography, 2020
Image from an ongoing body of work depicting a wandering lonely mind and its way of living.
- S. H.
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NATALIA SAURIN

The Unconscious Image of The Body / Felce Photography, 2006

The unconscious side of the body is a symbolic orientation. Over the years I made a series of self-portraits, turning the camera towards me starting a dialogue with my unconscious side. When I made these images I didn't think they would be so important to me in the future.
- N. S.

 

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NATALIA SAURIN

The Unconscious Image of The Body / Wax │ Photography, 2007

Over the years I made a series of self-portraits, turning the camera towards me starting a dialogue with my unconscious side. In this case I made a wax cast of my hands.
- N. S. 

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ANCUTA MURESAN

Introspection │ Photography, 2021
We usually don’t have time for introspections and, if we consciously seek our own being, we don’t do it towards the inside, but rather towards the always-changing colorful surface of life, like a runner who started a race in the opposite direction. This quotidian run seems to be a constant run-away from us, a defense against the invasion of fear of unknown and change. A lot of times, this attempts to discover the secret, lead us to paths that apparently are opposite, parallel or separate. But once the search is initiated, astonishment is to find that all roads lead to the same point, a point more and more intense and fluid the closer we get to “the one I already am”, our superior self. My artworks illustrate fragments of this search process.
- A. M.
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APRIL WINTER
Exodus to Europa │ Photography, 2021
‘Exodus to Europa’ is a self-portrait film photography series about a fictional expedition to colonize another terrestrial place. It explores what types of fashion, statuses, biases and ideologies we'd bring with us and how those things would change over time as we adapt to a new way of living.
- A. W.
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NICK KAPLONY
Veil │ Photography, 2021
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CRISTINA CASIANO
My Dress (Glow), Her House │ Photography, 2021
The perception of my cultural identity and body image has changed over the years and evolved towards acceptance. My process of self-portraiture introduces the use of space as a catalyst for layering memories of my childhood over experiences of aging. I remember my grandmother's absence from her house.
- C. C.
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LENI SMORAGDOVA
Figures, The War Version  Photography, nd
Figures collection - the war version - prolong the Transaction art ideas. I'm Jewish. On spring 2021, the war began. And antisemitism became more popular is the world. We are the children of the war, the war is money, the money have no faces, it's so simple as transaction, we are the children with hidden faces, we are the children of the Transaction.
- L. S.
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AVA MARGUERITTE
Continuum  Photography, 2017
The Erstwhile Daisy is a documentation of private moments where I experience intense emotions, providing evidence that they exist. Confronting my past allows me to process and grieve my former self, letting go of what once was in order to embody who I am.
- A. M.
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AVA MARGUERITTE
Behind Closed Doors  Photography, 2017
The Erstwhile Daisy is a documentation of private moments where I experience intense emotions, providing evidence that they exist. Confronting my past allows me to process and grieve my former self, letting go of what once was in order to embody who I am.
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YULIIA ZALUZHNA
Just One of... │ Photography, 2020
"Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Already Taken" - Oscar Wilde. Being yourself and self-identity is a crucial question for me. We are trying out different masks to fit in and be accepted. Some of us because of fear of being rejected, others since they don't even know who they really are to begin with. In my self-portraits, I metaphorically show my personal identity search to trying to be some sort of object. I think it comes from my childhood when my parents used to compare me with other kids and gave me that vibe that being yourself is not always the best thing and there is always someone better than you, smarter than you, kinder than you, more talented than you and so on. Till this day, I can't help it, but keep matching myself to someone’s personality and the worst part even wishing to be them. This type of scenario brought me nothing but grief and disparity. My exhausted mind made an enemy of itself. I started working on the project "Just one of..." using myself as a model and I realized that this project is more than a project to me. It's my way of finding a path to myself to my inner me that wants to be free. I am still on the road to my individuality and think it will be the longest trip that I ever went to, but I am glad that I got myself this valuable ticket.
- Y. Z.
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YULIIA ZALUZHNA
New Year Resolution │ Photography, 2021
"Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Already Taken" - Oscar Wilde. Being yourself and self-identity is a crucial question for me. We are trying out different masks to fit in and be accepted. Some of us because of fear of being rejected, others since they don't even know who they really are to begin with. In my self-portraits, I metaphorically show my personal identity search to trying to be some sort of object. I think it comes from my childhood when my parents used to compare me with other kids and gave me that vibe that being yourself is not always the best thing and there is always someone better than you, smarter than you, kinder than you, more talented than you and so on. Till this day, I can't help it, but keep matching myself to someone’s personality and the worst part even wishing to be them. This type of scenario brought me nothing but grief and disparity. My exhausted mind made an enemy of itself. I started working on the project "Just one of..." using myself as a model and I realized that this project is more than a project to me. It's my way of finding a path to myself to my inner me that wants to be free. I am still on the road to my individuality and think it will be the longest trip that I ever went to, but I am glad that I got myself this valuable ticket.
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CHIEH-MING SUN
Unfolding Self │ Photography, 2021
During the lockdown from COVID 19 in Taipei, my family and I were together every day, and yet apart. We were each undergoing our own journey through this challenging time. This project is an unfolding of myself, of my thoughts of isolation, and unfolding back into connection. The existence of loneliness reminds us of the "self" state at a certain level of being a human. Every lonely feeling that makes people feel desolate and silent reminds us that we need to establish and maintain contact with individuals, certain psychological activities, and certain survival states.
- C. M. S.
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CHIEH-MING SUN
Unfolding Self │ Photography, 2021
During the lockdown from COVID 19 in Taipei, my family and I were together every day, and yet apart. We were each undergoing our own journey through this challenging time. This project is an unfolding of myself, of my thoughts of isolation, and unfolding back into connection. The existence of loneliness reminds us of the "self" state at a certain level of being a human. Every lonely feeling that makes people feel desolate and silent reminds us that we need to establish and maintain contact with individuals, certain psychological activities, and certain survival states.
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