Patrizio Esposito

Civici Musei - Palazzo San Francesco
30 April - 8 June 2008
Places: Patrizio Esposito’s work cannot be separated from the places in which it is created. These are not exhibition spaces, but environments that are usually used for other purposes, where one only enters and leaves the images as a gesture of gratitude for hospitality received. These are not images that use spaces to highlight themselves, but whose presence restores these spaces, and they only become truly manifest as a result of this restitution.
Photographs: Brief sequences of Polaroids, most of which unpublished, mainly aimed at photographing photographs that already exit. The bodies portrayed seem to appear as tactile signs of themselves, rather than figures with clear outlines. As a counterpoint to the Polaroids there are two monitors displaying photographs and amateur video footage of the Western Sahara. Both photographs by the artist and photos by others are combined in this installation, penetrated by reflections that link them, leaving each with its wound and each with its beauty.

This photographic research project on the theme Umano troppo umano (Human, Too Human) together with projects by Bruno Cattani, Benedetta Alfieri, Jarno Zaffelli, Fabio Donato, Nicola Vinci, Vanni Codeluppi and Elio Mazzacane enhances and completes the exhibitions on offer at Fotografia Europea 2008.

Thursday 1 May at 15.00 - Musei Civici - Patrizio Esposito is going to meet the public

Musei Civici - Palazzo San Francesco
via Spallanzani 1 - 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.

Anonimo, Sahara occidentale

Del guarire © Patrizio Esposito

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