Title: Untitled, (Massa Lombarda, 20. 10 .2015) Print Size: 8 x 10, Contact Chromogenic Print on Kodak Endura paper Print Edition: 3/6 edition Collection: FotoFilmic ShortList Collection Exhibition: FOTOFILMIC18 SHORTLIST SHOW (PULP Gallery, Vancouver) Photographer Interview: FOTOFILMIC18 Online Feature
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About the artist: Marcello Galvani (b. 1975) lives and works in Italy. After a degree in Chemistry, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna with professor Guido Guidi to whom he remained linked as collaborator. In 2007 he got a prize at the award Atlante Italiano 2007 at the Museum Maxxi in Rome, in 2010 he had a special mention at Platform (10) in Fotomuseum Wintherthur (CH) and in 2015 won the prize ‘Sono stato li’ at IUAV, Venice . His work was exhibited in Museum MAR Ravenna in 2012 with a personal show curated by Silvia Loddo and recently in 2017 at PhotoLondon by Large Glass Gallery. He published the books: Queste sei fotografie (2010) Aedizioni, Di Palo In Frasca (2015) ed. del Bradipo, La molla è un motore (2016) Ed. Quinlan, Eggs and Asparagus (2017) ed. Skinnerbooks. His photographs are part of the pubblic and private collections as Museo MAR Ravenna; Museum Maxxi, Rome; Fotomuseum.Wintherthur (CH), Fondation A Bruxelles (BE).
About the work: His work is focused on photographing everyday life, investigating what’s under his eyes day after day. He is not primarily interested in describing the place where he lives or the streets he crosses in a daily itinerary but his aim is to test the power of the camera in transforming things, through two raw materials, as John Berger said: ‘time and light’ . Photography is for him, above all, a practice of attention, an exercise of presence. This photograph is part of a body of work made in color with an 8×10 camera and printed as contact C-print directly from the negative, that covers an arch of 10 years. Part of this work has been edited in the book ‘Eggs and Asparagus’, ed. Skinnerboox, 2017, following not a priori ideas but directions suggested by the photographs and their combinations, in order to work, page after page, both as an imaginary map of experiences and as a metaphor of the process itself to take pictures.
Other Related Exhibition: FOTOFILMIC18 TRAVELING EXHIBITION juried by Joachim Brohm, Greg Girard, Barrie Mowatt, Joachim Naudts, Heather Snider and Jeong Eun Kim. This work will be presented in San Francisco, Vancouver and Seoul in 2019.