NABA is glad to present, in collaboration with Careof, the non-profit organization for contemporary art, the exhibition "Invisibile", which collects the projects realised by the students of the Academic Master in Photography and Visual Design during the A.Y. 2020/21, curated by NABA lecturer Luca Andreoni and Francesco Zanot, Course Advisor Leader of the same Master.
It will be possible to visit the exhibition, hosted at the Fabbrica del Vapore, in via Procaccini 4 in Milan, from June 15th to June 27th, every day from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
The projects featured in the exhibition were created by the students Maria Vittoria Ardiri Tavella, Michele Arrabito, Mariacristina Barbara, Federico Bianchini, Ilaria Cosentino Borgese, Tobia Faverio, Sara Forzatti, Fabrizio Fugali, Ana Cristina Jimenez Parra, Sujiwan Khemakorn, Camilla Lauriola, Alma Leigheb, Marianna Lembo, Guo Liuyang, Chiara Lomarini, Manuela Maruca, Franchiska Matta, Rawan Mazeh, Matteo Pinna, Niccolò Quaresima, Tassiana Rovai, Martina Scala, Paramdeep Singh, Davide Spiridione, Gao Tiao, Alessandro Vergani, Evgeniya Volynskaya, Ege Yilmaz.
"Invisible" proposes a reflection starting from the question: can the invisible be photographed?
The invisible is one of the subjects of photography. Beyond the prejudice regarding the ability of this medium to deal only with the external aspect of the world, here it is used to scratch the wall of appearances and penetrate deeply into the body of reality. Photography stings, Barthes said. Photography scratches. Digs. Photography is not cosmetic: it goes beyond the surface of things and explores the underlying layers through a process of sampling and investigation. This is possible because photography is not only a form of documentation, but is inevitably a mix between recording and interpretation. Mirror and window. Image. Imagination. Fictional. Photography is vision.
The deep web; the religion; private life; the other; the past; the future; history; political secrets; personal ones; the backstage; the spectres; the virus; the language; the unconscious, the too small and the too big... are some of the "hidden" directions towards which it is possible to look through the filter of the photographic operation. These are some examples of the themes dealt with in the exhibition, which is structured as a sampling system of the possible relationships between photographic representation and a broad and multifaceted concept such as that of invisibility, to be understood both in a concrete and metaphorical sense.
Each work presented constitutes an in-depth study of a single declination of the invisible. All together they form a privileged observatory on this theme and on the richness of the same photographic language, used in different and alternative ways. A real cascade of images. Side by side, they constitute a triumph of hypervisibility. Superimposed, they cancel each other out. As a too long pose burns the photographic negative. It is the specter of the society of images. Visible and invisible are much closer than we think.
Curated by Luca Andreoni and Francesco Zanot
Fabbrica del Vapore, via Procaccini 4, Milan
From June 15th to June 27th
Every day from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Discover more on Careof website.