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Mattia Balsamini: In Search of Appropriate Images

25 May 2021 @ 18:30 - 21:00

Mattia Balsamini
In Search of Appropriate Images
(Skinnerboox, 2021)

We’ll be waiting for you on Tuesday, May 25th from 6.20 p.m.

“This body of work started around early March 2020. I felt the urge to take advantage of the suspended time that we all had available, trying to learn something from it”.

Mattia Balsamini moves within the walls of his home and its surroundings, looking for some sort of meaning in the objects, atmospheres and thoughts that are familiar to him.
From the combination of these images with some of the photographer’s archive photographs – which needed to be preserved and protected – In Search of Appropriate Images was born.

“Long weeks later – Balsamini writes – I’m sitting in the studio where I spend most of my day. I look out the window towards the mountains a few kilometers away, and I think of the enormous fortune of living in this house, in this area. Once a day, at dusk, I walk silently in the fields that separate me from those mountains, I photograph what is available, and associate it with older images, trying to look at everything with a new gaze — this is my exercise.”

The book:

Mattia Balsamini
In Search of Appropriate Images (Skinnerboox, 2021)
Hardback, 21 x 28 cm
160 pages, color photographs
35€ – get your copy here



25 May 2021
18:30 - 21:00
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