Next session: 23 September 2017.
Milan, Via Coluccio Salutati, 7
Ardesia Projects is a photography platform created by artists for artists. Conscious of the solitude that characterizes the work of the free-lance photographer and of the tendency to remain trapped within the creative process, we decided to launch a series of encounters dedicated to supporting the development of independent projects, inviting photographers from any background to participate in a creative exchange. The participants are invited to bring a project proposal to initiate discussions around it and to find mutual support through the exchange of research and ideas.
The end of the encounters is to provide a constructive space which knows no barriers, in which to celebrate error, experimentation and dialogue. We hope to create a space rich of stimuli in which to grow thanks to a compenetration of ideas and alternative approaches.
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Collective Hubs at Brighton Photo Fringe 2016
Michele Amaglio and Dimitri D'ippolito
part of Brighton Photo Fringe Collective Hub
Opening Saturday 1 October 5-11 pm
King's House, Grand Avenue Hove, BN3 2LS
1-30 October 2016
Ardesia Projects is hosting an exhibition at the Brighton Photo Fringe Collective Hubs at the Kings House venue, showcasing the work by two active members of the collective. Dimitri D’Ippolito and Michele Amaglio are two Italian photographers,both recently graduated from the University of Brighton. In the exhibition, their two most recent projects which consider social and economical issues of today’s society through an exploration of landscape.
Dimitri D’Ippolito’s body of work They Are Not investigates the phenomenon of money laundering in the UK, specifically in the city of London. Most of the financial businesses lead by these organisations take place in the British capital, right in the middle of the most important European financial pole. The sense of uncanny created by the obscured identity of the people portrayed allows the viewer to perceive the investigation’s arduousness and that of disentangling the subject matter.
With the body of work Traum Jesolo, Michele Amaglio investigates the visual aesthetic of the seaside resort town of Jesolo in the North Eastern coast of Italy. Hotels, fun fairs and clubs rapidly emerged in the landscape and contributed to the creation of a utopian perspective of collective optimism. Jesolo Traum represents a visual enquiry on the rapid change of aesthetics of Jesolo from the optimistic dream to the simulation of an exotic paradise.
Seán Padraic Birnie - James William Murray - Alberto Sinigalia
Private view: 3rd October 2016, 6-10pm
The Naked Eye Gallery
5 Farm Mews, Farm Road, Hove BN3 1GH
03 - 18 October 2016
Curated by Benedetta Casagrande within the context of Brighton Photo Fringe 2016, Ardesia Projects presents SCREENED, a showcase of photographic works by three artists which explore the technical characteristics of the camera apparatus in order to question the politics of vision embed in photography. British-based artists Seán Padraic Birnie (Magnum Photos/Photo London Graduate Photographers Award 2016 winner) and James William Murray will show new work alongside Italian photographer Alberto Sinigaglia’s critically acclaimed Big Sky Hunting. Placing emphasis on the humans mind’s capacity to create and imagine what it wants to see, SCREENED explores the obscurities and revelations of a medium always caught between darkness and light.