Lise Sarfati
In The Next Door Room
Photography of Lise Sarfati
Text by Javier Panera Cuevas

The awakening of adolescence has been a recurring theme that has always fascinated a great many visual artists; conflicts of identity, physical metamorphosis, psychological instability, emerging sexual and emotional sensations within young people are all themes which, in particular, have appeared in photography ever since it was first developed.

Beneath the aesthetic beauty of Lise Sarfati’s images, we can detect “anomalies,” and there is not a single attractive element in which an underlying threat is not more or less implied. In fact, one of the things which makes us most uneasy is the fact that – even in the scenes of blatant exhibitionism – most of the characters photographed seem distanced from our view and there seems to be an insuperable separation between their world and our own.

–Javier Panera Cuevas / Domus Artium Salamanca

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    May 3–5, 2024
    Turin, Italy

    The Phair – a neologism that is a manifesto, synthesis of Photography and Fair – is an annual event dedicated to photography. The Phair is addressed to some of the leading contemporary art galleries – and not necessarily only to those already specialized in photography – that, on the occasion of the fair, showcase an artistic project related to the theme of the image and art works created with photographic or video material. (more…)