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LUCAS FOGLIA – HUMAN NATURE: exhibition, workshop, talk 19:00
LUCAS FOGLIA – HUMAN NATURE: exhibition, workshop, talk @ Micamera
Nov 16 @ 19:00 – Dec 16 @ 19:00
LUCAS FOGLIA | Human Nature exhibition opening on Thursday, November 16 at 7pm at Micamera through December 16, 2017 conversation with Giulia Zorzi on Friday, November 17 at 4.25pm for the Photo Vogue Festival workshop on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 at Micamera I grew up on a small farm, thirty miles east of New York City. Growing our food and bartering, my family felt shielded from the strip malls and suburbs around us. The forest that bordered the farm was my childhood wilderness, a wild place to play that was ignored by our neighbors who commuted to Manhattan. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy flooded our fields and blew down the oldest trees in the woods. On the news, scientists linked the storm to climate change caused by human activity. I realized that if humans are changing the weather, then there is no place on Earth unaltered by people. – Lucas Foglia Social landscape is the relationship between people and the place they inhabit. A close relationship, like the one between Lucas Foglia and the subjects of his photographs. Foglia’s passion has its roots in Cormac McCarthy‘s literature, Terrence Malick‘s cinema, Edward Hopper‘s paintings. Photography is for him a blend of experience and imagination that results in a compelling narrative. An extraordinary opportunity to discuss the work of one of the protagonists of the current international art and photography scene. Lucas Foglia will attend the opening reception and will teach a workshop for a limited number of thirteen students. He will also be special guest for a talk and booksigning at the Photo Vogue Festival. Human Nature – his third monograph, recently released by Nazraeli Press – leads us through Foglia’s journey in sequences of photographs. It begins and ends with interpretations of paradise, moving through cities, forests, farms, deserts, ice fields, and oceans in between. Scientists are pictured as they work to quantify and understand our relationship with the natural world, measuring how we change nature and how spending time in wild spaces changes us. Both factual and lyrical, the series is a celebration of the curious. At times funny, at others, sad or sensual, the images illuminate the human need to connect with nature and to the wildness in ourselves. Foglia’s work is driven by a desire to understand the conflicting forces of modernity and nature; how we manipulate the earth to sap its resources, and how some seek to restore it. Human Nature revisits themes established in previous projects A Natural Order and Frontcountry, but on a broader, global scale. Human Nature is currently exhibited at Michael Hoppen Gallery and will soon be on show at Foam in Amsterdam and at Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. At Micamera, Foglia will exhibit a selection of prints and teach a workshop on November 18+19. He will also be special guest for a talk and a booksigning with Micamera at the Photo Vogue Festival in Milan Entrance to the exhibition is free. Micamera is in Milan, in via Medardo Rosso, 19. It is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 1pm and 4-7pm. THE WORKSHOP WITH LUCAS FOGLIA Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 10am-6pm MAX 13 STUDENTS at Micamera | via Medardo Rosso, 19 -Milan Aimed at exploring personal styles and methods of work, the workshop presents a packed program that includes analysis of major artists – be they “traditional” photographers or contemporary photographers, filmmakers or writers. Planning, selection of images and layout of the photographic narrative – these are some of the themes that will be tackled by the students with the aim of enriching their artistic culture and establishing their own personality. The course also includes an evaluation of the students’ portfolios. cost: 330€/280€ (if you have already joined a workshop at Micamera) info: [email protected] phone: +39 02 4548 1569 / +39 335 6817 917 the book Lucas Foglia | Human Nature Nazraeli Press, 2017 Hardcover, 24 x 31 cm 92 pages, 58 color photographs English 65,00€ book your signed copy here the other books by Lucas Foglia Lucas Foglia’s website Lucas Foglia’s photographs are held in major collections in Europe and in the United States, including; Art Collection Deutsche Börse, David Winton Bell Gallery of Brown University, Denver Art Museum, Foam, International Center of Photography, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Victoria and Albert Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pier 24, Portland Art Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.