Antoine D'Agata

Ex Ospedale Psichiatrico Giudiziario
30 April – 8 June 2008


"[...] I photograph to face the world. I engage the same inexhaustible protocol, traversing and being traversed by experiences whose common denominator is excess. Confronting the inherent contradictions to the use of documentary photography, I document what I live and live the situations I document. I structure a physical and psychic path overshadowed by risk, hazard, desire and unconsciousness  in a frantic search for the feeling of being alive, being part of  life, belonging to life. To give a transcription of my position in the social and physical order, to escape organic and political passivity, I invent a scenario that I condemned myself to live out, to the letter and in the flesh [...]". (Antoine D'Agata)

Fotografia Europea has invited four international artists to explore the theme of the body in different ways. These are truly original works that will later be purchased by Reggio Emilia Town Council in order to enhance the town’s artistic heritage. The photographers invited to take part are Antoine D’Agata from France, Erwin Olaf from Holland, Ann-Sofi Sidèn, from Sweden, and the young Polish woman Aneta Grzeszykowska.

Thursday 1 May 11.30 – Piazza Casotti - The Body’s Humanity and Inhumanity - Conversation with the artists Antoine D’Agata, Aneta Grzeszkowska and Ann-Sofi Sidén (presented by Elio Grazioli)

Ex Ospedale Psichiatrico Giudiziario
via dei Servi - Reggio Emilia
tel. +39 0522 451152 or 456249
Opening 30 April at 18.00
1 May - 4 May 10.00 to 23.00
6 May - 8 June: Mon-Fri 18.00 to 23.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 23.00 

Single ticket for all exhibitions 10 €, except the Steichen exhibition for which tickets can be bought from Palazzo Magnani and the Cloisters of San Domenico. Concessions 7 € (for students, TCI, CTS, AIB members, Reggio Emilia Young Peoples’ Card, over 65s and visitors to the Steichen exhibition at Palazzo Magnani and the Cloisters of San Domenico). Free for visitors under 12, school students, the disabled and their companions, journalists and ICOM members. On 1st May and 2nd June, free for residents of the Borough of Reggio Emilia. 24th May – free tickets for the ‘white night’ event.

Situations © Antoine D’Agata
Courtesy Magnum Photos

Situations © Antoine D’Agata
Courtesy Magnum Photos

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