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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSPaolo Ventura: Photographs and Drawings
Flexi, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 496 pgs / 300 color. | 12/1/2020 | Awaiting stock
Paolo Ventura: Winter Stories
Clth, 11.5 x 14 in. / 120 pgs / 65 color / Limited Edition of 2,000 copies. | 11/30/2009 | Not Available
Published by Silvana Editoriale.
Edited by Walter Guadagnini.
Here, Milan-based photographer, artist and set designer Paolo Ventura (born 1968) creates elaborate dioramas using cardboard and found objects from flea markets and eBay, which he photographs as if life-size. Ventura’s so-called “invented worlds” or “ir-realities” reference World War II and stories by his father, a children’s book author.
Flexi, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 496 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date 12/1/2020
Catalog: FALL 2020 p. 193
ISBN 9788836646326 FLAT40
List Price: $60.00 CDN $84.00
STATUS: Forthcoming | 12/1/2020
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Published by Aperture.
Text by Eugenia Parry.
In this luxuriously produced limited edition, Paolo Ventura invents an imaginative series of photographs depicting scenes from the memory banks of an old circus performer as he looks back on his life. What the performer revisits are not moments of great drama, but rather fleetingly recalled glimpses of an everyday life, "images that he had thought to have never seen, quick moments he unknowingly observed as he raised his eyes to the clock hung at the corner of the block." Using his own childhood memories, beautiful miniature figures and sophisticated sets, Ventura re-envisions a simpler time in 1930s Italy, but his darker vision--with its shadowy backdrops and retreating figures--reminds us that this is not quite Eden. Skillfully crafted and hauntingly evocative, the work is filled with the sweet melancholy of an era, but remains timeless in its ability to resonate with contemporary audiences. This monograph contains an engaging sequence of images, ephemera from Ventura's working process and a selection of the artful drawings he creates as guides to his elaborate sets.
Born in Cuba in 1968, raised in Italy and now a resident of New York City, Paolo Ventura studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan in the early 1990s. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Forma International Center for Photography, Milan, the Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France and Maison Europénne de la Photographie, Paris. Ventura is represented by Hasted Hunt, New York.
Clth, 11.5 x 14 in. / 120 pgs / 65 color / Limited Edition of 2,000 copies.
Pub Date 11/30/2009
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