MY SOLO EXHIBITION “TIME (&) MATTERS” IS OPENING ON AUGUST 11, 2018 AT IMAGO PHOTOFESTIVAL!
I am honoured to announce that, after being showed all winter in Milan, my solo exhibition “Time (&) Matters” is now moving to Orbetello in the setting of IMAGO PHOTOFESTIVAL!
“Time (&) Matters” is a project very close to my heart. I have been working on this series of black & white images for the last few years and published them as the first series of Fine Art Prints for sale as Single Print Editions on my Fine Art Prints website (follow the link for TIME (&) MATTERS). With their austere beauty and their imposing presence and because of the concept behind them, these photographs were the natural candidates for this exhibition.
More, this is the first project I did in cooperation with my wife Zeynep, a published author, who kindly accepted to write one 3-line poem for each of the photographs featured here and for 3 more galleries of my Fine Art Prints (follow the link for my VIERI BOTTAZZINI FINE ART PRINTS website).
You are kindly invited to join us for the exhibition’s opening and book signing in Orbetello, at the amazing Polveriera Guzman, on Saturday August 11, 2018 at 7 p.m.!
If you can’t make it on the 11th, you can visit the exhibition until September 7th, 2018. Entrance is free of charge, opening hours are every day between 6 – 8 p.m. and 9 – 11 p.m. in August, and between 5 – 8 p.m. and 9 – 11 p.m. in September.
From the exhibition’s catalogue notes:
Photography, by definition, freezes an instant in time on an image forever. In this project I was interested in showing the passing of time instead, making it visible on my photographs first through the choice of particular subject matters and weather conditions, and then, technically, through the use of long exposures oftentimes in the order of minutes. For such a project, the choice of black and white was immediately a given for me. Clearly, time matters also for photography as an art and a craft. Today we live in a multi-coloured world where we are constantly attacked by millions of images with the lifespan of a few minutes only, all trying to compete for our attention. Their weapon of choice is exaggeration, they try and overwhelm us through both the power of their number and that of the amount of unnecessary visual effects they use. Black and white, used here both as an artistic choice and almost as an antidote, brings us back to the roots of photography forcing both photographer and viewer to reflect on what really counts, subject, composition and use of light, all instrumental to convey the message – Time (&) Matters.
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