Zoe Natale Mannella, Taxidi, 2018
FUTURES 2023: New Narratives
Jul 19 – Oct 8, 2023
Turin, Italy

In parallel with the exhibition dedicated to Dorothea Lange, from July 19 – October 8, 2023, CAMERA offers the collective FUTURES 2023: New Narratives in the Project Room, curated by Giangavino Pazzola, curator and coordinator of research projects at CAMERA.

The exhibition itinerary includes six projects by as many artists selected for the European program for the promotion and enhancement of emerging talents FUTURES Photography, in which CAMERA represents Italy. Through the photographs taken by Andrea Camiolo (Leonforte, 1998), Nicola Di Giorgio (Palermo, 1994), Zoe Natale Mannella (London, 1997), Eleonora Roaro (Varese, 1989), Sara Scanderebech (Nardò, 1985), Alex Zoboli ( Guastalla, 1990) the exhibition explores the theme of the visual representation of contemporaneity in over 50 shots.

Drawing on different photographic creation practices, from those of reusing images and archive materials to those involving the use of software and new technologies, the projects presented investigate not only the uses and customs of today’s society, but also new trends that cross the panorama of contemporary photography. Which are the new ways of narrating and reading the world through photography? What can we glimpse on the horizon thanks to them? These are some of the questions photographers have asked themselves in their visual research.

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Continuing her research on the archeology of cinema, Eleonora Roaro presents the audio-video installation Cinema Statuto (2023), a work based on a local story, i.e. the massacre that took place in the cinema of the same name in Turin where in 1983 64 people died of asphyxiation – following a fire. Drawing on materials from the RAI Media Library and from the films of the judicial experiment conserved in the Archives of the Court of Turin, and integrating them with two-channel audio, the work investigates the process of reconstructing the truth which is accomplished through the use photographic and video documentation. The exhibition itinerary closes with Shine On (2019), a documentary project by Alex Zoboli focused on another local story with a global character: the transformation of British national identity following the Brexit referendum, which led to the country leaving the European Union. A punctual and in-depth analysis of the social and political radicalization underway in Great Britain which, however, is daily influenced by the stimuli of the contemporary global media landscape. Not only changes but also paradoxes and contradictions, which permeate and shape the British marginal communities.

FUTURES is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

Camera Italian Center For Photography Turin / Torino

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