Bruno Cattani

Musei Civici - Palazzo San Francesco
30 April – 8 June 2008
“In my first work on the art of places I visited museums - places that not only stratify pieces of art, but which are also fascinating repositories of emotions. I designed a fine light on an indissoluble copy, artefact and visitor. I then emptied these places of visitors and immersed myself in a silent world of imaginary movements: the mysterious gesture of hands, curls falling over a shoulder, the modest movement of a veil. I tried to re-write their story and give life to these faces and bodies from the past once more. The use of a Polaroid that develops photos immediately produces small formats with an intimate vision of the subject; it defines the forms you shoot and allows you to see whether the test matches the emotions you’ve just experienced on the spot. The shoot wasn’t carried out by following academic clichés, but with an aesthetic choice in which figures communicate and exchange looks of complicity, repeating the gestures that are part of their history”. (Bruno Cattani)                         
This photographic research project on the theme Umano troppo umano (Human, Too Human) together with projects by Benedetta Alfieri, Jarno Zaffelli, Patrizio Esposito, Nicola Vinci, Vanni Codeluppi, Fabio Donato and Elio Mazzacane enhances and completes the exhibitions on offer at Fotografia Europea 2008.

Thursday 1 May at 15.30 - Musei Civici - Bruno Cattani is going to meet the public

Musei Civici - Palazzo San Francesco
via Spallanzani 1 - Reggio Emilia
tel. +39 0522 451152 - 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.

Museo Anderson © Bruno Cattani
Courtesy Museo Anderson, Roma

Musei Capitolini © Bruno Cattani
Courtesy Musei Capitoli, Roma

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