Chiostri di San Domenico
30 April - 8 June 2008
Wols (Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schülze, 1913-1951) was an informal artist who devoted himself intensely to photography during the thirties and afterwards. By often simply placing an object in the centre of the frame, Wols investigates form and substance as if questioning himself on their material presence and consistency, as if verifying the strangeness of their existence and wanting to touch them even more than gaze upon them. Common, day to day objects and bodies that have never been regarded carefully become a metaphor for the human condition.
Fotografia Europea has chosen five European photographers from five different eras and contexts, able to offer the main facets – as well as, in some cases, a first hand theoretical reflection – of modern problems. This section starts with the present day and offers some historical cross-references with a sample that typifies a possible approach, including famous figures, sometimes seen as eccentric in terms of the most widespread reflection. Together with Wols this section includes Paolo Gioli, Raoul HausmannJorge Molder and Pierre et Gilles.

Chiostri di San Domenico
via Dante Alighieri 11 - 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.

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