N/A - AV0219
Presentation on the artist's website (excerpt) :
"An original tale of Italy’s XXth Century.
Italy’s XXth Century is narrated through extracts of Carlo Collodi’s novel, matched to a selection of Italian images coming from the web.
An artist book, surreal and conceptual. An angry and ironic piece of art.
« The real motivation came from a feeling of indignation, and it pushed me to realize the project. A feeling of anger and consternation in front of international mockery for the public and private shenanigans of Silvio Berlusconi, PM at that time. Italy through the filter of ‘berlusconism’ philosophy had become a ridicolous circus, staging depressing shows. So…it made sense to spotlight that pathetic nonsense. Indulging in the luxury of denouncing, with a lot of smiling »
-- Lorenzo Tricoli
Lorenzo Tricoli is an artist who uses photography as his privileged expressive tool; in this case, to realize the project, he has chosen the modality of appropriation. The artistic gesture is confined within editing choices. Choosing the images, as a result of an extensive online search; choosing the extracts from Collodi’s novel, and then match them together. (...)
The book’s timeline is dictated from Collodi’s text, but the events represented in the images are not in chronological order. Through the notes, the mosaic of 20th century Italy is reassembled, and you might also be able to fantasize on possible links between facts apparently disconnected.
A journey amid the greatness, ambiguities, miseries, beauty, surreality, flashes of genius, insolence, madness, moral corruption, eccentricity and the many contradictions and chiaroscuros of 20th century Italy."
.PLEASE NOTE : we are offering a limited number of copies of both the Italian version (Skinnerboox, white cover) and the English version (d&books, black cover), please indicate which version you wish to receive upon ordering .
216 pages - Softcover
Skinnerboox (IT) / d&books (EN), 2016
Format : 14 x 21 cm
New - Mint condition
Warning: Last books in stock!
.Sold out.Presentation on the artist's website: "Bunga Bunga, an expression frequently quoted by the italian and international press during the 2011 investigation surrounding S Berlusconi's underage prostitution charges."The artist uses portraits of young women presumably involved in this scandal, and cuts the photographs to create a satirical book in the...
Présentation de l'éditeur : [traduction L'Ascenseur Végétal] "After editing a selection of photographs from Cecilia’s countless family albums, the authors turned the material into a find-the-pair game. Heavily cropped portraits of the young girl together with animals, toys, ice creams, costumes, laughter and tears give a delicate and sincere glimpse...
Publisher's presentation : "The issue #0 of our artist magazine featuring the work of 8 artists we love."First issue of a new "magazine" presented as a Leporello. On one side, 8 photographs by 8 different artists : Michele Tagliaferri, Lieko Shiga, Bernardita Morello, Gregory Halpern, Marten Lange, Miren Pastor, Ricardo Cases and Go Itami. On the back, a...
Publisher's presentation : "That it is not about «hurried» photography, not really about contemplation, but as Ezio D'Agostino says himself, «about a photographic process which derives from my archaeology training». This means confronting time and pacting with it. The archaeologist, such as the photographer, divides the territory so that he can better...