Il roseto. Esercizi sui piccoli luoghi. With Andrea Pertoldeo and Antonello Frongia, published by Quodlibet
An ordinary place, a piece of ordinary nature at the edge of the inhabited world. Nothing but whiteness of snow melting in the sun, on a bright day. Slender shrubs, twisted branches of wild roses reaching out into the clear air of a late winter. A sequence of thirty-eight photographs, thirty-eight precision exercises on looking and attention: silent, step-by-step reflections on space, light, the colors of the day. A six-part essay, moving backward from these images to meditate on the gravitas of photography in the modest existence of small places.
For more than two decades, Andrea Pertoldeo’s research has focused on the contemporary landscape and its transformations on local and global scales. He teaches photography at the Iuav University of Venice, where in 2015 he founded, with Stefano Graziani, the Iuav Master in Photography. In 2018 he curated the photography section of Arte Fiera Bologna, directed by Angela Vettese.
Antonello Frongia is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at Roma Tre University, where he teaches History of Photography. His research centres on the role of the photographic image in processes of European and American modernisation and urbanisation from the nineteenth century to the present. He has curated numerous exhibitions and publications of contemporary photographers – including Lewis Baltz, Marina Ballo Charmet, Guido Guidi and Stephen Shore.
Andrea Pertoldeo, Antonello Frongia, 2022
Il roseto – Esercizi sui piccoli luoghi,
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