Image Is the Only Memory I Have
Nerina Toci / Preface Letizia Battaglia

 

 

 

L’immagine è l’unico ricordo che ho (Image Is the Only Memory I Have), Nerina Toci’s first photo-book, with the preface of Letizia Battaglia, published by Navarra Editore, will be released in the book-shops on November 9, 2017.

An intense book, rich with suggestive photos, the artist Nerina Toci explores her own image which becomes the subject of her pictures. Photography is a pretext for investigating inside herself, capturing herself in bare indoor places or surrounded by nature, displaying subjects she has an empathic relation with.

 

 

 

 

Nerina’s pictures show herself in a contemplated nudity and in a solitary abandonment. Romantic and decadent images, expressed and inexpressible dramas, eternal in any instant. The woman laughs, appears desperate and sometimes cries, looking for the features of a rediscovered face, and, while dissimulating, she misleads the gaze to capture it again in her violated identity.

“Theatre, Cinema, and Dance. The photos of Nerina Toci develop from multiple elements. But anxiety predominates… Anxiety, in front of the camera lens, turns in a controlled, gracious, and sometimes – but only sometimes – ironic composition”. –Letizia Battaglia

 

 

 

 

Nerina Toci was born in Tirana on the 21st of January 1988 and arrived in Sicily when she was a child, following the escape from the Balkans. She started her career as a model, from 2015 she deals with photography, favoring black and white photography of women and, specifically, of herself. Recent solo exhibitions include “Tà aphrodìsia” (Terrasini), “La fotografia media i conflitti” (Palermo), “Nuk behet” (Capo d’Orlando), “Tra le pieghe” (Manziana), “BuscándoME” (Chile), and “Imazhi është e vetmja kujtesë që unë kam” (Tirana).

 

L’immagine è l’unico ricordo che ho
by Nerina Toci / Preface by Letizia Battaglia
20cm x 20cm / Black & White, 48 pages, Navarra Editore
For further information, visit the book page >

Robert Rauschenberg: Japanese Clayworks
Apr 8 – Jul 9, 2022
This comprehensive exhibition brings together rarely seen artworks of Rauschenberg's series using a newly developed technique that combined ancient...
+
ARS22 / Living Encounters
Apr 8 – Oct 16, 2022
Art has the power to investigate society and present alternative interpretations of our shared world. The featured works raise...
+
Charging Myths / On-Trade-Off
Mar 6 – Aug 21, 2022
How is technological innovation dependent on raw materials? This question is key in the exhibit tracing the origins of...
+
Circulation(s) / 12th edition
European Young Photography Festival
Circulation(s) is back with a program that reveals the vitality, creativity, and diversity of emerging photography. For two months,...
+
Ukraine: Updates from Magnum
Photographers in the Field
Magnum Photographers are on the ground in Ukraine documenting the Russian invasion and its impact on life in the...
+
The Last Humans
Alienation in the Anthropocene
We have fundamentally altered the earth's ecosystem by disrupting the natural rhythm of our planet and in doing so...
+
International Women’s Day / 2022
Artpil / Prescription .127
More terrible is love in Kyiv than magnificent Venetian passions. Butterflies fly light and maculate into bright tapers –...
+
Bayil – Behind The Hills
Bayil, Baku / Ongoing Project
On the horizon of the district between old, handmade fences and the sky, you can see the newly built...
+
Robert Rauschenberg: Japanese Clayworks
Apr 8 – Jul 9, 2022
This comprehensive exhibition brings together rarely seen artworks of Rauschenberg's series using a newly developed technique that combined ancient...
+
ARS22 / Living Encounters
Apr 8 – Oct 16, 2022
Art has the power to investigate society and present alternative interpretations of our shared world. The featured works raise...
+
Charging Myths / On-Trade-Off
Mar 6 – Aug 21, 2022
How is technological innovation dependent on raw materials? This question is key in the exhibit tracing the origins of...
+
Circulation(s) / 12th edition
European Young Photography Festival
Circulation(s) is back with a program that reveals the vitality, creativity, and diversity of emerging photography. For two months,...
+
Ukraine: Updates from Magnum
Photographers in the Field
Magnum Photographers are on the ground in Ukraine documenting the Russian invasion and its impact on life in the...
+
The Last Humans
Alienation in the Anthropocene
We have fundamentally altered the earth's ecosystem by disrupting the natural rhythm of our planet and in doing so...
+
International Women’s Day / 2022
Artpil / Prescription .127
More terrible is love in Kyiv than magnificent Venetian passions. Butterflies fly light and maculate into bright tapers –...
+
Bayil – Behind The Hills
Bayil, Baku / Ongoing Project
On the horizon of the district between old, handmade fences and the sky, you can see the newly built...
+