Catalogue in the form of an artist’s book produced for the exhibition of Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta at the Central Institute for Catalogue and Documentation, curated by Francesca Fabiani, promoted by the Central Institute for Catalogue and Documentation of the Ministry of Culture.
The exhibition presents 12 light box created by Joan Fontcuberta, one of the most interesting and innovative artists on the international photography scene, as part of the ‘ICCD Artists in Residence’ project. Called upon to deal with the exceptional historical collections of the Institute – which was founded at the end of the 19th century as a Photographic Cabinet to document cultural heritage for the purposes of protection and cataloguing -, Fontcuberta chose to work on some deteriorated photographic plates,which served as the starting point for a series of visual and linguistic experiments.
Joan Fontcuberta is a photographer, essayist and exhibition curator. He was founder and editor-in-chief of the magazine ‘Photovision’ and is the author of critical texts on photography, whose boundaries between the real and the illusory, truth and fiction he explores and manipulates. An interpreter of contemporary photography, he has received international awards and exhibited at the MoMA in New York and the Science Museum in London, among others.