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Jessica Backhaus: Six Degrees of Freedom 19:00
Jessica Backhaus: Six Degrees of Freedom @ Micamera - lens based arts
Jan 20 @ 19:00 – Feb 25 @ 19:00
JESSICA BACKHAUS SIX DEGREES OF FREEDOM A GALLERY COLLABORATION: MICAMERA AND ROBERT MORAT (BERLIN) Opening with the artist: Friday, January 20th Workshop with Jessica Backhaus on Saturday 21st and 22nd (special guest: Robert Morat) Aperitif with the gallerist on Sunday, January 22nd Six Degrees of Freedom is Jessica Backhaus’ latest series. The title refers to the freedom of movement of a body in space – in any possible direction.  The definition comes from engineering, but refers perfectly to the fact that, very similarly, we are the result of our own choices in a given environment. The work was, indeed, partly inspired by the artist’s own biography and her desire to find out more about her roots. Backhaus visited places of her childhood and youth and tried symbolically to capture the essence of this search and of the different life stages. Nevertheless, the photographs are open for individual interpretation. In Six Degrees of Freedom the themes are memory, background, yearning, identity and destiny. The search for our roots, in the artist’s work, is the yearning for our real identity and finally a call to follow your own convictions and live without compromises. All this, through perfectly beautiful still lives. As Jean Christoph Amman wrote in the introduction to a previous work (Once, Still and Forever, released by Kehrer Verlag in 2012) ‘Sometimes it takes time to grasp the work of an artist. How often does the attention-grabbing motif stand at the foreground. For Jessica Backhaus, the motif provides an occasion for contemplating the “way of the world,” the “order of things” (which disorder makes necessary), for thinking about light and color as generators of life. And there is something else as well, a quiet melancholy that tells us that we cannot change the tides. In other words: that we should follow them instead.’ Six Degrees of Freedom has been published by Kehrer Verlag in 2015. You can buy the book here This is the third exhibition of Jessica Backhaus’ work at Micamera. Six Degrees of Freedom is organized in collaboration with Robert Morat Galerie based in Berlin. Micamera invites you to discover the work by the German artist together with the main gallery representing the artist’s work. An inspiration for Micamera, founder and director Robert Morat will be in Milan over the weekend and will be a special guest at the workshop held by Jessica Backhaus. Micamera invites you to an aperitif with the gallerist on Sunday, January 22nd at 7pm ROBERT MORAT | GALERIE focuses on contemporary photography and photography of the 20th century, showing German and international photographers. Jessica Backhaus’ exhibition will open on Friday, JAnuary 20th at 7pm. The artist will be present. Jessica Backhaus was born in Cuxhaven, Germany in 1970 and grew up in an artistic family. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris, where she later studied photography and visual communications. Here she met Gisèle Freund in 1992, who became her mentor. In 1995 her passion for photography drew her to New York, where she assisted photographers, pursued her own projects and lived until 2009.
 Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary photography in Germany today. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. Her photographs are in many prominent art collections including Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Germany, ING Art Collection, Belgium, Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA and the Margulies Collection, Miami, USA.  She has published seven books with Kehrer Verlag: Jesus and the Cherries (2005), What Still Remains (2008), One Day in November (2008, dedicated to Gisèle Freund), I Wanted to See the World (2010), ONE DAY – Ten Photographers (2010), Once, Still and Forever (2012), Six Degrees of Freedom (2015). She lives in Berlin. In addition to the monographies published with Kehrer Verlag, Jessica Backhaus’ work is also included in: Women Photographers. From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman by Boris Friedewald  (Prestel, 2014) and The Photographers’ Sketchbooks by Stephen McLaren and Bryan Formhals (Thames & Hudson, 2014) Micamera is in Milan, in via Medardo Rosso, 19 (Isola district) we are open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-1pm and 4-7 pm or by appointment
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GUS POWELL – The Lonely Ones / booksigning, new edition! 18:30
GUS POWELL – The Lonely Ones / booksigning, new edition! @ Micamera - lens based arts
Feb 2 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Gus Powell will be at Micamera to sign the copies of the second edition of his book, inspired by William Steig 1942 illustration book of the same title. The booksigning will be on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6.30 pm at Micamera GUS POWELL THE LONELY ONES New Edition – English, Italian and Japanese Lazy Dog Press + Mutty price: 45€ Buy it here als0 available: The Company of Strangers, J&L, 2003     Micamera hosted his beautiful exhibition in April 2016 (you can see some images here) and his beautiful works are now exhibited at Mutty, where he will  also teach a highly recommended workshop over the weekend. All info here .   On Thursday, February 2nd at 6.30pm at Micamera Micamera is in Milan, Italy via Medardo Rosso 19 ph +39 02 4548 1569 email: [email protected] book your signed copy!      
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Cesare Fabbri – The Flying Carpet 10:53
Cesare Fabbri – The Flying Carpet
Feb 15 @ 10:53 – 11:53
CESARE FABBRI The Flying Carpet MACK 2017 book launch at Micamera on Wednesday, February 15th / 6-8pm MACK starts 2017 with a flying carpet, the first book by Italian author Cesare Fabbri. An enchanting collection of colour and black-and-white photographs taken in and around Cesare Fabbri’s native Emilia-Romagna and Sardinia between 2005–2015. Under Fabbri’s lens we encounter a silent world roused from its slumber, where objects are animated and personified. Fabbri nods to the photographic practice of Luigi Ghirri, bringing to mind the Italian master’s words: the camera is a magical toy capable of bringing together the great and the small, illusion and reality, our adult awareness and the fairy-tale world of childhood. Indeed, in The Flying Carpet, we encounter scenes that might derive from comics – a rural hut with painted questioning eyes, a plant uprooted and hovering mid-air, and an embroidered carpet lifting up in the breeze. We are happy to announce that Cesare Fabbri will be at Micamera on Wednesday, February 15 to sign the copies of the book. Get your copy here See you on Wednesday, February 15, 6-8pm Micamera is in Milan, Isola district, or on line in via Medardo Rosso, 19 / underground MM2 Garibaldi, MM5 Isola, MM3 Zara open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-1pm and 4-7pm ph + 39 02 4548 1569 / email [email protected] or [email protected]
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