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LOOKING ON 18:00
LOOKING ON @ MAR - Museo d'Arte della città di Ravenna
May 3 @ 18:00 – Jun 30 @ 19:00
LOOKING ON @ MAR - Museo d'Arte della città di Ravenna | Ravenna | Emilia-Romagna | Italia
  May 4, 2019 – May 30, 2019 LOOKING ON Opening: May 3rd_6pm Organized by: Mar – City Art Museum and Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna LOOKING ON is a project by Silvia Loddo and Cesare Fabbri (Osservatorio Fotografico) addressing the most recent scene in Italian photography. It started 2014 and is realized in collaboration with the Art Museum in Ravenna, Italy. LOOKING ON means to stand by and watch. To insist in the act of looking, an invitation both to the photographer and to the observer. LOOKING ON invited six professional figures from different branches of photography to select three authors each: Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Federica Chiocchetti, Silvia Loddo, Elisa Medde, Giulia Ticozzi and Giulia Zorzi. The exhibiting authors are: Eleonora Agostini, Nicola Baldazzi, Marina Caneve, Valeria Cherchi, Giammario Corsi, Matteo Di Giovanni, Karim El Maktafi, Francesca Gardini, Giulia Iacolutti, Claudio Majorana, Sofia Masini, Luca Massaro, Michela Palermo, Piero Percoco, Federica Sasso, Francesca Todde, Angelo Vignali, Alba Zari. May 4, 2019 – June 30, 2019 / opening May 3 at 6pm Instagram page here Mar – City Art Museum, Ravenna via di Roma 13, Ravenna, Italy Entrance to exhibition and permanent collection: full € 6, reduced € 5 Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9am – 6pm // closed on Mondays Sunday: 11.00-19.00 ticket office closes one hour earlier        
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Aaron Schuman: SLANT 19:00
Aaron Schuman: SLANT @ Micamera
May 11 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Aaron Schuman: SLANT @ Micamera | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
Saturday, May 11_7pm Aaron Schuman: SLANT (MACK, 2019) talk and booksigning Amherst, Massachusetts, is a small town in New England, near where Aaron Schuman – the author of the book SLANT – grew up. The 19th-century American poet, Emily Dickinson, also lived and wrote in Amherst (essentially recluse her whole life), and the title of this book pays tribute to her. SLANT is a reference to the rhyming scheme, ‘slant rhyme’ (we Italians call it ‘imperfect’), which Dickinson often employed, and the use of assonance – as well as to the relationship between text and image and, in a broader perspective, between image and truth. As Dickinson herself wrote: Tell all the truth but tell it slant — Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth’s superb surprise As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind — That is: Truth is necessary, but cannot be spoken directly – better use a turn of phrase, a metaphor…or perhaps even an image? However, for Schuman it all started with reading a small section in the local newspaper of the substantially peaceful small town Amherst. The section, called ‘Police Reports’, contains brief and often surreal reports of criminal or suspicious events in the area. In SLANT, Schuman interweaves a selection of these clippings with images taken in and near Amherst. As the book proceeds, what initially appears to be an funny, affectionate, and slightly ironic portrait of a quiet town takes on an increasingly surreal, discordant and sinister tone, and becomes a reflection about the rise of ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’ and paranoia, and more generally, about what moves beneath the surface of contemporary American society.   SLANT (MACK, 2019) book your signed copy             AARON SCHUMAN is an artist, writer and curator based in the United Kingdom..  His photographic is exhibited and published internationally, and is held in a number of public and private collections.  Schuman is the author of FOLK (NB Books, 2016) – which was cited as one of 2016’s “Best Photobooks” by Sean O’Hagan (The Guardian), Alec Soth (Photo-Eye) and Jason Fulford (TIME), and was longlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2017. His latest book, SLANT, will be released by MACK in April 2019. Schuman has contributed texts to books including Aperture Conversations: 1985 to the Present (Aperture, 2018), Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins (Prestel, 2018), Alec Soth: Gathered Leaves (MACK, 2015), Vision Anew (University of California Press, 2015), The Photographer’s Playbook (Aperture, 2014), and Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals (Prestel, 2014), amongst many others; he also regularly writes for magazines such as Frieze, ArtReview, Aperture, Foam, Hotshoe, TIME, The British Journal of Photography, and more. Additionally, Schuman has curated several major exhibitions, including Indivisible: New American Documents – Gregory Halpern, Sam Contis, Bayete Ross Smith (FOMU Antwerp, 2016), In Appropriation (Houston Center for Photography, 2012), Other I: Alec Soth, WassinkLundgren, Viviane Sassen (Hotshoe Gallery London, 2011), and Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs (FotoFest, 2010).  In 2014, Schuman served as Curator of Krakow Photomonth 2014 – entitled Re:Search, it featured major exhibitions by Taryn Simon, Trevor Paglen, Jason Fulford, Clare Strand, David Campany and more.  In 2018, Schuman served as Curator of Jaipur Photo Festival. Schuman was the founder and editor of SeeSaw Magazine (2004-2014, link here), and is Programme Leader of the MA Photography programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). His website here On Sunday, May 12, Aaron Schuman will teach The SLANT workshop for maximum 14 students, cost: 130€ | info here  
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The SLANT Workshop – Aaron Schuman 10:00
The SLANT Workshop – Aaron Schuman @ Micamera
May 12 @ 10:00 – 17:00
The SLANT Workshop - Aaron Schuman @ Micamera | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
Aaron Schuman The SLANT workshop Sunday, May 12, 2019 Tell all the Truth but tell it slant — (Emily Dickinson) Should “Truth” be something that is told directly – perhaps it’s better use a turn of phrase, a metaphor…or maybe even an image? Artist, writer and curator Aaron Schuman will teach The SLANT workshop, a one day intense program at Micamera that will focus on the process behind the making of a photo-related work.  As “Truth” is intrinsically related to the idea of research, experience, communication and knowledge, we will see how these notions can apply to the medium of photography – and the interweaving of image and text in this regard. The workshop is open to photo-related artists or photographers, curators, writers and whoever is interested in such themes. It will consist of a 2 hour lecture and a Q&A / conversation in the morning and the a participatory activity in the afternoon, concluding with conversations around the results of the activity at the end. Sunday, May 12 from 10am to 6pm Micamera, Milan via Medardo Rosso, 19 maximum 14 students cost: 130€ info: Giulia Zorzi / associazione@micamera.it / +39 335 6817 917 On the previous evening – Saturday, May 11 – Aaron Schuman will present his new monograph SLANT at Micamera at 7pm. A booksigning will follow. Read more here __ AARON SCHUMAN is an artist, writer and curator based in the United Kingdom. His photographic is exhibited and published internationally, and is held in a number of public and private collections. Schuman is the author of FOLK (NB Books, 2016) – which was cited as one of 2016’s “Best Photobooks” by Sean O’Hagan (The Guardian), Alec Soth (Photo-Eye) and Jason Fulford (TIME), and was longlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2017. His latest book, SLANT, will be released by MACK in April 2019. Schuman has contributed texts to books including Aperture Conversations: 1985 to the Present (Aperture, 2018), Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins (Prestel, 2018), Alec Soth: Gathered Leaves (MACK, 2015), Vision Anew (University of California Press, 2015), The Photographer’s Playbook (Aperture, 2014), and Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals (Prestel, 2014), amongst many others; he also regularly writes for magazines such as Frieze, ArtReview, Aperture, Foam, Hotshoe, TIME, The British Journal of Photography, and more. Additionally, Schuman has curated several major exhibitions, including Indivisible: New American Documents – Gregory Halpern, Sam Contis, Bayete Ross Smith (FOMU Antwerp, 2016), In Appropriation (Houston Center for Photography, 2012), Other I: Alec Soth, WassinkLundgren, Viviane Sassen (Hotshoe Gallery London, 2011), and Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs (FotoFest, 2010). In 2014, Schuman served as Curator of Krakow Photomonth 2014 – entitled Re:Search, it featured major exhibitions by Taryn Simon, Trevor Paglen, Jason Fulford, Clare Strand, David Campany and more. In 2018, Schuman served as Curator of Jaipur Photo Festival. Schuman was the founder and editor of SeeSaw Magazine (2004-2014, link here), and is Programme Leader of the MA Photography programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).      
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Playing for Keeps. Molly Matalon and Caroline Tompkins 19:00
Playing for Keeps. Molly Matalon and Caroline Tompkins @ Micamera
May 22 @ 19:00 – Jun 29 @ 19:00
Playing for Keeps. Molly Matalon and Caroline Tompkins @ Micamera | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
  Playing for Keeps – Molly Matalon and Caroline Tompkins Enlarge Your Memories (EYM) in partnership with Micamera is excited to present Playing for Keeps, a new photography exhibition by Molly Matalon and Caroline Tompkins. This new show, curated by Jamie Allan Shaw, tells a contemporary woman’s viewpoint of romanticised Americana. With an all too familiar history of an older, male majority, photography that address’ the American landscape has a tendency to fall into the postcard era of automobiles, family values and the great outdoors. Now in 2019, our ideas about “How America Lives” have been expanded on by a wealth of cultural, political and artistic effort, thanks to the likes of Mad Men, Deana Lawson and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Molly Matalon (USA b.1991) holds a domestic gaze as she expands on the narrative of the housewife. What really happens behind closed doors? This is to be the antithesis of “Ladies home journal”. Portraits of home visitors, loaded still lifes and gazes from the windowsill, show us Matalon’s Americana, it is alluring and empowering, with a palpable sexual tension. With an ode to Eggleston, Arbus and Outerbridge Jr, Matalon looks to subvert a traditional female position, and address the freedoms and power plays commonly associated with men both in this environment and within photography.     Caroline Tompkins (USA, b. 1992) provides the breath of the open road with one finger held high, free and fast, tall and brash, climbing the highest and getting too close to the fire, knees deep in the american landscape. With a wave to Stacy Kranitz and Maude Schuyler Clay, Tompkins allows us to denounce gendered stereotypes and shows us how girls can be girls. Tompkins work strives for a reclamation of the pseudo masculine american landscape and teaches our elders there is nothing to be frowned upon and there is not much that you should stay home for. Together they embark on a image conversion that updates our romanticisms, filled with humour, powerplay, ownership and sexuality, attributes that more accurately define the contemporary American landscape.     opening on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm exhibition May 23 – June 29 Micamera – bookstore and gallery Via Medardo Rosso, 19 – Milan @micamera_milan www.enlargeyourmemories.com @enlargeyourmemories   Molly Matalon Molly Matalonis a photographer born and raised in South Florida. She received her BFA in photography from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work deals with desire, idealization, and power dynamics, flexing a gaze that empowers and provides a rarely seen female photographic viewpoint. This sincere and personal language is carried through into her editorial work and can be seen in The New York Times, M Le Monde, Interview Magazine and Wallpaper*. She has had two monographs published by Vuu Studio, with an upcoming release with Palm* Studios. and has exhibited work with Vogue Italia and Webber Gallery, in The United States and internationally. Matalon currently lives and works in New York. www.mollymatalon.com @mollymatalon   Caroline Tompkins Originating from Ohio, Caroline Tompkins received a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with her work featured on the BBC, Vogue and The New York Times. She has spent the last 5 years working as a photo editor for Bloomberg Businessweek and freelance photographer. Caroline’s photographs explore issues of female sexuality, localism, and the sincerity within them. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. www.carolinetompkins.com @cahlinetompkins   Enlarge Your Memories Enlarge Your Memories (EYM) is a photography and fashion publishing platform started by art director and publisher Jamie Allan Shaw. The project provides opportunities for artists that circulate the worlds of fashion and photography to fully explore photographic ideas that step away from marketing and focus on the artistic experience. EYM publishes a large format magazine twice a year, curates exhibitions and collaborates on other site specific projects such as short films and workshops. Jamie has published works by Philip Ellis and Yann Faucher, Matty Bovan and Ryan Skelton and presented a debut show with Webber Gallery in 2018. He is an associate lecturer for the documentary photography masters programme at Westminster in London, and works as a art director based between London and Milan.   Micamera Micamera is a photography bookstore and gallery based in Milan started and directed by Giulia Zorzi and Flavio Franzoni in 2003. With a particular flair for Italian and American photography, Micamera is dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of photography and lens-based art. Giulia Zorzi curates the gallery activities. She has invited and exhibited artists like Mark Steinmetz, Ed and Deanna Templeton, Todd Hido, Michael Wolf, Dana Lixenberg, Jason Fulford, Tamara Shopsin and Jessica Backhaus.   This exhibition is in the program of    
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ONE STREET – MANY STORIES workshop 10:00
ONE STREET – MANY STORIES workshop @ Micamera
May 25 @ 10:00 – May 26 @ 18:00
ONE STREET – MANY STORIES  workshop @ Micamera | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
ONE STREET – MANY STORIES workshop with URBIQUITY Street /striːt/ a public road in a city, town, or village, typically with houses and buildings on one or both sides. Every street holds countless possible narratives and experiences, as many as the eyes that have looked at it, and the legs that have walked through it.  Every street is a container of personal stories and collective history; every street is a set of objectivities and subjectivities. Urbiquity invites you to walk through, observe and analyse a selected street cutting across the diversity of the ever-changing NOLO neighbourhood. Over a two-day urban research workshop we will explore the area using various research methods including lens-based media and storytelling through an audiovisual project. Join in to stop, look at, feel and understand the importance of a single street in deciphering the complexity of the city. Urbiquity will guide you through preparing, conducting and representing an urban research project. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? –       The steps of conducting an urban research project; –       The difference between documenting and researching; –       The limits and possibilities of different research methods; –       How to communicate your findings as an audiovisual project; –       Storytelling skills: how to translate collected data into an audio-visual narration. –       How to get the most out of different devices (camera and/or mobile phones). HOW WILL YOU LEARN IT? With some theory and a lot of practice, participants will be in charge of developing a short collective research project. The group will decide collectively on a research question and the suitable methods for investigating it with the help of Urbiquity team. Once the data is collected, the team will work on the storytelling – editing the collected data to form a short film compiled of the videos, photography, sound recording and other data. WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN? Saturday May 25th 10:00 – 13:00 Presentation and theory 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break 14:00 – 18:00 Fieldwork Sunday May 26th 10:00 – 13:00 Analysis of collected data 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break 14:00 – 18:00 Film editing HOW MUCH? 250€ , maximum 12 students, 3 teachers SUBSCRIBE Giulia Zorzi / associazione@micamera.it / +39 335 6817 917 / +39 02 4548 1569 The workshop will be held by an Italian, a Spanish and an Estonian. To speak English is the easiest way – a basic knowledge is alright if you’re either Spanish, Italian or Estonian, we will help you!   URBIQUITY  is a platform for creative and critical urbanism founded by Stefano Carnelli, Pablo Conejo and Mattias Malk. Adopting a multi-disciplinary apporach, Urbiquity aims to investigate sociality in the built environment and generate new knowledge of the ways we inhabit increasingly multilayered, contextual and connected global localities. Our aim is to relate to seemingly imperceptible processes – either too large or small, too distant or close to grasp without conscious study. Urbiquity employs both urban theory and creative practice in creating new, interdisciplinary research projects.        
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Matteo Di Giovanni: I wish the world was even 18:30
Matteo Di Giovanni: I wish the world was even @ Micamera
May 28 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Matteo Di Giovanni: I wish the world was even @ Micamera | Milano | Lombardia | Italia
talk and booksigning Matteo Di Giovanni I wish the world was even (Artphilein, 2019) I wish the world was even is a travel diary. Matteo Di Giovanni travels north by car, cutting Europe vertically, through the winter. (…) To look at the world through the eyes of Matteo means, in the first place, to be always immersed in the landscape, and to see it flowing along the sides of the road. We are then driven outside to face the journey. We learn to take a certain distance from what appears in front of us. Neither too far nor too close. A sort of safety distance that takes in a rather large picture while, at the same time, revealing an irresistible curiosity to look better and get closer. Barriers and obstacles inevitably turn up. They are met and overcome. – Giulia Zorzi Matteo Di Giovanni will be at Micamera on Tuesday, June 28 at 7pm with publisher Caterina De Pietri  to talk about the book and sign the copies.     Matteo Di Giovanni I wish the world was even Artphilein Editions, 2019 500 copies, English soft cover, 27 x 22 cm 80 pages, b/w and colour photographs design: Emiliano Biondelli essay: Giulia Zorzi cost: 35€ – buy it here      
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