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Codice di avviamento fantastico (Fantasy Access Code) at Palazzo Reale

We are happy to announce the exhibition Codice di avviamento fantastico (Fantasy Access Code), the second show in a cycle curated by Davide Quadrio and Fantom’s Massimo Torrigiani, commissioned and produced by Alcantara with the Municipality of Milan and Palazzo Reale. The show will take place in the rooms of the Apartment of the Prince from March 28th to April 30th at…

Takashi Homma, Milano skyline, from the series The Narcissistic City, 2017 © Takashi Homma, Courtesy of Viasaterna
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La città narcisista. Milano e altre storie, Takashi Homma in Viasaterna

We are happy to announce our latest project La città narcisista. Milano e altre storie (The Narcissistic City. Milan and Other Stories), Takashi Homma’s first solo show in Italy, opening in Viasaterna on Tuesday, March 21st. The exhibition revolves around three main recurrent themes in the artist’s work: the city, the encounter between nature and human intervention, and the acts…

Mario Milizia, Untitled, 2016, tapestry details, cm 220x145. © Mario Milizia, courtesy Viasaterna

Controcuore, Mario Milizia in Viasaterna

We are happy to announce our latest project Controcuore, the first solo show by Mario Milizia in Viasaterna, opening on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 at 6 pm. Controcuore is the result of a combination of Milizia’s recent work, carried out using various media at different times, following the modus operandi of an artist who is both inclusive and disruptive, eclectic and…

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Give Me Yesterday at Fondazione Prada Osservatorio

Give Me Yesterday, curated by Fantom’s Francesco Zanot, inaugurates the program of Osservatorio, Fondazione Prada’s new exhibition space in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan dedicated to photography and visual languages. The show includes works by 14 Italian and international artists – Melanie Bonajo, Kenta Cobayashi, Tomé Duarte, Irene Fenara, Lebohang Kganye, Vendula Knopova, Leigh Ledare,…

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Focus on: Giovanna Silva, Humboldt Books for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Founded by Giovanna Silva in 2012, Humboldt Books is a publishing house focusing on travel literature. Paying homage to the scientific expeditions of the XVIII and XIX century, it recounts places and countries, travels and travellers, embracing different disciplines such as geography, literature, art and photography. F: What was your first approach to photography? GS: I have to…

The Hole, Lifta, Israel 2014 © Vittoria Mentasti, courtesy Viasaterna

Focus On: Vittoria Mentasti for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

She tells real stories unfolding in hot locations, but Vittoria Mentasti is neither a journalist nor a reporter; she acts more as a wandering minstrel. Her stories illustrate facts and data through the lens of a visionary. Her series Lifta, the title of which comes from the name of a little village nearby Jerusalem, describes…

All images © Delfino Sisto Legnani

Focus on: Delfino Sisto Legnani for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Delfino Sisto Legnani brings his experience as an editorial and commercial photographer into his personal research. This is primarily visible in the style of his images, in which the most typical traits of the professional practice – i.e. lighting and staging – constitute an inevitable reference scheme. In the case of Beautiful Waste, the work presented in 2016 – On New…

Domingo Milella, Myra, Turchia, 2012. © Domingo Milella, courtesy Viasaterna

Focus on: Domingo Milella for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Time is the fundamental subject of Domingo Milella’s work. In his often large-scale photographs, traces of the past take the form of a universal writing, which melts with the language of photography to narrate the history of humankind through its relationship with space. Inhabiting, transforming, interpreting and creating are the recurrent actions that determinate Milella’s imaginary and research. The two photographs on view in 2016 – On New Italian Photography,…

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Ho visto un re (The King and I) at Palazzo Reale

We are happy to announce the exhibition Ho visto un re (The King And I), curated by Fantom co-founder Massimo Torrigiani and Davide Quadrio, commissioned and produced by Alcantara with the Municipality of Milan and Palazzo Reale. The show will take place in the rooms of the Apartment of the Prince from September 20th to October 23rd at Milan’s…

All images © Discipula

Focus on: Discipula for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Discipula is an artist collective working in the field of visual research, founded in 2013 by Marco Paltrinieri, Mirko Smerdel and Tommaso Tanini: a social psychologist, a visual artist and a photographer respectively. Discipula produces image-based art projects; they design, self-publish and distribute printed matter, and hold lectures and workshops. Working across a range of media, Discipula delves into the production,…

All images © Federico Clavarino

Focus on: Federico Clavarino for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Federico Clavarino works with symbols. His photographs, often close-ups, represent one subject at a time, a detail, and place it firmly in front of the viewer, leaving no chance to distraction. They are the playing cards of an unknown game, forming a syncopated and hyperbolic narration. The Castle is a series dedicated to Europe. Starting from…

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Focus on: Lele Saveri for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Lele Saveri’s work combines underground culture, fanzines, mysterious atmospheres, classic beauty and vernacular photography. An entangled and immediate melting pot. Barricades, his series on view at 2016 – On new Italian Photography, was made as the 2014 student protests in Hong Kong, against the electoral reform and in support of democracy, unfolded. Fifty years later, we witness…

All images © Bea De Giacomo

Focus on: Bea De Giacomo for
2016 – On New Italian Photography

Bea De Giacomo combines elements hailing from different photographic fields. Fashion, still-life, staged photography and snapshots are mixed and blended together, shaping an innovative and personal language beyond any convention. The protagonist of the body of work in 2016 – On New Italian Photography is maternity, represented through a series of photographs which are so straightforward, that the weight and density of…

All images © Francesco Nazardo

Focus on: Francesco Nazardo for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

The human figure is the favourite and recurrent subject of Francesco Nazardo’s work. Details of the body, in particular. Fragmented and torn to pieces, so that the eye of the viewer is oriented and inevitably voyeuristic. Placed within familiar and fairy atmospheres, his characters perform enigmatic gestures, rather than codified and shared actions. They methodically lead…

Teresa Giannico, Notes.  All images © Teresa Giannico

Focus on: Teresa Giannico for
2016 – On New Italian Photography

Teresa Giannico’s research instills doubt on the documentary value of photography trough a process of reconstruction of reality. Her works are the result of a series of consecutive steps, which shape a clear stratification: the subjects of Lay Out, the series on view at 2016 – On New Italian Photography – once the original pictures from…

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Focus on: Planar for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Planar Books is a publishing house founded in 2015. It is directed by Antonio Ottomanelli (who was recently appointed among the 2016 Foam Talents) and promoted by Planar, a non-profit organization dedicated to photography, born in Bari by the will of Anna Vasta, Antonio Ottomanelli, Letizia Trulli and Francesco Stelitano. Planar Books promotes photographic and artistic…

Allegra Martin, Maurizio Sacripanti, 2015. All images © Allegra Martin

Focus on: Allegra Martin for
2016 – On New Italian Photography

Allegra Martin’s work takes inspiration from the photographic tradition of landscape, territory and architecture, and renovates it: her photographs introduce a narrative. They do not tell stories and there is no linearity, however the objects she places within the frame seem to be connected by a plot. Atmospheres are suspended. The temperature, cold. Noir scenarios are…

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Focus on: The Cool Couple for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

The Cool Couple is an artistic duo composed of Niccolò Benetton (born in Arzignano, Vicenza, in 1986) and Simone Santilli (born in Portogruaro, Venezia, in 1987). Their work is based on a deep observation of very specific and peculiar phenomena, which originate a series of reflections and considerations of global interest on issues such as…

Alessandro Sambini, Replay! - second episode, video still, 2015. Images of artworks courtesy Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice.

Focus on: Alessandro Sambini for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Alessandro Sambini uses photography and video to create installations that interact with the exhibition space and change its perception. The mechanisms and languages of information, communication and television are the main subjects of his work, which explores the control strategies carried out by broadcasting stations and their effects on consumers. The work presented in 2016…

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Focus on: Martina Corà for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

Martina Corà dedicates her work to the most popular uses and functions of photography in order to investigate its social values and communicative meanings. For the two series featured in 2016 – On New Italian Photography, Quadri Cinesi che si Muovono and Ooooolympics respectively, the artist did not take any photographs, building her projects on…

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Focus on: Alessandro Calabrese
for 2016 – On New Italian Photography

In A Failed Entertainment, Alessandro Calabrese reflects on the language of photography. Starting from the web search of his own photographs, his works are the result of a process of accumulation that mimes today’s condition of overexposure to images. At the geometric center of the frame, where the images overlap, a dark, thick and illegible…

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2016 – On New Italian Photography in Viasaterna

We are happy to announce 2016 – On New Italian Photography, a group exhibition curated by Fantom for Viasaterna, opening on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 pm. Featuring works by Alessandro Calabrese, Federico Clavarino, Martina Corà, Bea De Giacomo, Teresa Giannico, Delfino Sisto Legnani, Allegra Martin, Vittoria Mentasti, Domingo Milella, Francesco Nazardo, Alessandro Sambini, Lele Saveri and The Cool Couple,…

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Lukas Wassmann’s Amici at Riviera

The temporary bookshop Riviera has animated the Istituto Svizzero in Milan since February 2016, hosting a variety of events dedicated to visual arts and publishing. Directed by Caterina Riva and Dallas (Creative Direction & Graphic Design Studio founded by Francesco Valtolina and Kevin Pedron), Riviera focuses on the book both as an object and a…

Lorenzo Vitturi, Untitled - Red Tube #2, from Droste Effect, Debris and Other Problems, 2013–15 © Lorenzo Vitturi, courtesy of Viasaterna

Droste Effect, Debris and Other Problems, Lorenzo Vitturi in Viasaterna

After the international success of Dalston Anatomy, we are happy to announce the first solo show in Italy by Lorenzo Vitturi (Venice, 1980). The exhibition, curated by Fantom and opening in Viasaterna on Tuesday, April 5, brings together a series of original works produced specifically for the gallery spaces.   Droste Effect, Debris and Other Problems is a project…

Theo Drebbel, Feeble seconds of Tuesday, 2016 © Theo Drebbel, Courtesy Viasaterna

Project Room #1: Theo Drebbel in Viasaterna

We are happy to announce our latest curatorial project: Theo Drebbel – Project Room #1, the first chapter of a special programme of brief exhibitions dedicated to emerging artists and new discoveries, hosted at Viasaterna, Milan.   With this project, the gallery presents for the first time to the public the research and work of Theo Drebbel, invited…

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Inferno – The Movie in Viasaterna

In collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna and within the exhibition Your Silent Face – Luca Andreoni and Zhou Siwei – the third exhibition of the two-year programme curated by Fantom for Viasaterna –, we are happy to announce the showing of the film Inferno (Italy, 1911), which inspired the exhibited work by Luca Andreoni. The renovated version of the movie will…

Luca Andreoni, Inferno 1911, A0001231, 2014, Fine Art Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, cm 80x60 © Luca Andreoni, courtesy Viasaterna; Zhou Siwei, Wood Board, 2013, Color ink on paper, cm50x40 © Zhou Siwei, courtesy Aike Dellarco/Viasaterna

Your Silent Face, Luca Andreoni and Zhou Siwei in Viasaterna

We are happy to announce the opening of Your Silent Face, an exhibition featuring Luca Andreoni’s latest project Inferno 1911 and a selection of works by Zhou Siwei, who makes his Italian debut here. The exhibition will be opening on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 at 6 pm at VIASATERNA, Milan.   Inferno 1911 is a photographic series produced…

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Fantom at Uovokids 2015

On 17-18 October 2015, Fantom held the workshop Da foto nasce foto [From Picture to Picture] on the occasion of Uovokids 2015 at the Leonardo da Vinci Natural Science Museum, in Milan. During the weekend, children cut, glued, painted and freely assembled shapes and colours with tons of vintage photos and postcards, creating unique collages. Here is a selection…

Guido Guidi, da La tomba Brion di Carlo Scarpa, #16969, 06-09-2006, looking north All Images © Guido Guidi, Courtesy Viasaterna

Col tempo, Guido Guidi in Viasaterna

Fantom is happy to announce the opening of Col tempo – Nei dintorni di Carlo Scarpa, featuring 118 photographs by Guido Guidi. The artist is one of those who from the 1970s onwards laid the foundations for an “Italian way” of observing landscape. The show comprises a selection of his photographs whose subject matter is the…