CUBO Art Space presents “Between Home and Wisdom” by Tommaso Fiscaletti, with an introductory text by Filippo Maggia, Director of Fondazione Fotografia Modena.
This is the second exhibition in the IN-CUB-ACTIONS series, annual events born with the purpose of creating a connection between Bologna and the international art scene. The idea is to discover the energy and talent of relevant artists from different social and cultural contexts. Not only exhibitions, but also opportunities for discussion and comparison.
Presented for the first time in Italy, this is the South African debut project of Tommaso Fiscaletti, created in Cape Town, where the Italian photographer has been living and working since 2013.
This project was in line with the specific design approach that has always characterized his work, namely “a stage photography with a documentary structure that allows little room to scenic construction, rather selecting spectacular natural environments which are essential, deliberately neutral, aseptic” (cit. text F. Maggia); this same atmosphere had already brought his work to the attention of the public, as well as some awards (Mondadori Art award, Celeste Prize, Arte Laguna Price, just to mention a few).
“In places like Dunoon, life has a particular density. A tangle of different materials composes its essence and it is as if you could feel life and death the same way, without those mental barriers we are normally accustomed to“, said the artist during the exhibition to present the project at the Harrington House in Cape Town, a greatly successful event with audience and critics.
Title: Between Home and Wisdom
Artist: Tommaso Fiscaletti
Place: CUBO, Centro Unipol BOlogna, Art Space, Piazza Vieira de Mello, 3 – Bologna
When: from October 23, 2015
Duration: till January 16, 2016
Tommaso Fiscaletti lives in Cape Town and in Milan working with photography and videos. In 2001 he starts to develop photo projects between North Africa and Eastern Europe, constantly working in his studio as well. These are both crucial experiences to outline his personal approach to the image, moving the boundary between reality and its representation.
Since 2013, Filippo Maggia has been the Director and Head of Projects of Fondazione Fotografia Modena. From 2000 to 2009 he taught History of Photography and Design at the European Institute of Design in Turin. From 2001 to 2004 he was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Gallery of Modern Art. Bologna. From 2006 to 2008 he was photography editor at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice. From 2010 to 2012 he taught Photographic Documentation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania and since 2012 he directs the Master of higher education on contemporary image in Modena.