Presentazione Bertoni





Flashback – Photographic Reactions to Antonioni’s Il Deserto Rosso

An exhibition in collaboration with the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, Linea di Confine, Rubiera, and the Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna

September 1, 2017–January 28, 2018 (opening: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 7:00 p.m.)

All of the works presented in the exhibition reflect on the film Il Deserto Rosso (The Red Desert) by Michelangelo Antonioni, which was produced in 1964 in the industrial region around Ravenna—a classic in the history of international film, Antonioni’s first film in color and there especially exciting visually. The multilayeredness of its visual and thematic structure and not lastly the film’s regional reference to Italy occasioned the cooperation between Cologne, Leipzig, Ravenna, and Rubiera. Photographers, artists, and students from the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, from the circle around Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contemporanea, Rubiera, and from the Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna, were asked to take Antonioni’s film as an occasion to create an individual artistic work. More than 30 German and Italian participants responded and have produced photographs, videos, and sound installations that make reference to very different questions posed by Antonioni.

Works are being shown by Fabrizio Albertini, Mariano Andreani, Daniele Ansidei, Joachim Brohm, Christoph Brückner, Luca Capuano, Danny Degner/Vera König, Eva Dittrich/Katarína Dubovská, Alessandra Dragoni, Johannes Ernst, Marcello Galvani, William Guerrieri, Guido Guidi, Sophia Kesting, Philipp Kurzhals, Dana Lorenz/Jakob Argauer, Allegra Martin, Mako Mizobuchi, Francesco Neri, Andrea Pertoldeo, Sabrina Ragucci/Giorgio Falco, Alexander Rosenkranz, Valentina Seidel, Franco Vaccari, Anna Voswinckel, and Jakob Wierzba.

The exhibition follows its presentation in the exhibition Red Desert now! that was mounted in October/November 2016 at the Ospitale di Rubiera, Reggio Emilia.

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