13th December 2015 – 31st January 2016
Opening: Sunday 13th december, 11.30 a.m.
Galleria Paola Verrengia presents on Sunday 13th of December 2015 at 11.30 a.m. “CAMPO CONTROCAMPO” a solo show of Studio Azzurro group (set up in Milan in 1982 by Fabio Cirifino, Paolo Rosa and Leonardo Sangiorgi) ever focused on multimedial field, new technologies and photography.
CAMPO CONTROCAMPO project has been concluded in its definitive form in 2015, but it is the result of a photography studio totally indipendent which the group realized during the years in parallel to usual and more popular production of video and sensitive environment. It is a special pleasure for Galleria Paola Verrengia starts this new adventure with Studio Azzurro which for the first time decides to “reveal” and to show a series of photographs in the diptych “form”
The exhibition – curated by Lea Mattarella – presents about ten unpublished works (diptychs) shot in different periods and places and the video Trittico Marghera, exhibited for the first time in 2000 in Porto Marghera.
The photographies selected are the result of choice which Studio Azzurro made time after time juxtaposing “the shots of each one of these images are placed side by side in recognition of their brotherhood…in this way a real story is enacted in which there is no one but us onlookers.” (Lea Mattarella)
The choice of the diptych makes a sort of short circuit between two spaces which meet each other in a point that is initially whose shoot and then of the observer, thus the Cantine Ferrari of Trento and the Ara Pacis in Rome (CAMPO CONTROCAMPO #24), the Court of the Rocca Albornoz in Spoleto and the Desert of Atacama in Chile (CAMPO CONTROCAMPO #14): “There are arches which become double, richly decorated rooms and rooms which are being demolished, order and chaos, certainty and instability which meet in a new harmony, which only the audacity of an impossible combination has been able to create.” (Lea Mattarella).
The exhibition itinerary is completed by the video Trittico Marghera (20 min, 2000), re-release for one screen of video installation which Sudio Azzurro developed in a video triptych. This video was motivated by the desire to create also here a short circuit between visual images dedicated to sacred objects and images of empty cathedrals – in buildings stood out a structure projected by Pier Luigi Nervi – made of metal and cement, abandoned by people and slowly being recolonized by nature.
The exhibition is dedicated to Paolo Rosa