Motel, FMAV Collective exhibition
Collective Exhibition Motel, MATA of Modena.
Modena Visual Arts Foundation
10 October 2020 – 08 November 2020
Are you from Modena or your surroundings, and are you passionate about photography or art? Among the Modena Exhibitions From 10 October to 8 November 2020, Fondazione Modena Arti Visive presents the collective MOTEL in the spaces of MATA, which brings together, through photographs, videos, and installations, the results of the research of the Master’s students on the contemporary image of the School of high education of FMAV. On display is the Mid-term section featuring the students of the Master on the modern image of the FMAV Higher Education School, including the Bolognese artist Paolo Munari Mandelli.
Appropriation, citation, and reworking
From here, the research about Appropriation, quotation, and reworking starts. Quoting Georges Didi-Huberman, who states, “Faced with an image, however recent, contemporary it may be, the past at the same time never ceases to reconfigure itself. Since that image becomes thinkable only in the construction of memory, if not of obsession, “The work starts from this idea and uses two different languages such as photography and writing as material to be used for the Appropriation, quotation and reworking of well-known and re-imagined authors in a new key. It starts from the 1950s with Robert Frank’s reportage photographs, up to the news and art photographs of the 2000s, citing image professionals such as Jodice and Koudelka, coming in the end to mention writers linked to the world of poetry with Franco Arminio.