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Pino Musi
1958, Salerno
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Pino Musi was born in Salerno in 1958. He lives and works in Milan and Paris. He began to be
interested in photography at the age of fourteen when he taught himself black-and-white photography techniques. His fascination with the dark room, like his assiduous attendance –
at least until halfway through the 1980s – of avant-garde experimental theatre circles, left a deep mark on his interests both at a linguistic and conceptual level.
Over time his work began to be involved with various areas of interest, from anthropology to architecture, archaeology and industrial production. Also important were his meetings with
the director Jerzy Grotowski and the Swiss architect Mario Botta with whom he closely collaborated
for years.
Among the main shows in which he participated mention should be made of Maschere e Persone,
the Scuola Grande of San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice, 1982; Watari Museum Project, the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 1990; Architektur: Licht, Materie, Landschaft, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany; Emozioni di Pietra, Palazzo Reale, Naples, 1997; Forme ferme, Palazzo Genovesi, Salerno, 1998; La scena vuota, the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004; Obbietivo Napoli, Palazzo Reale, Naples, Napoli presente, PAN, Naples, 2005; In Mollino’s Room,
Paris Photo, 2007; Da Guarene all’Etna in the edition of the show held in the Galleria Civica di Modena, 2000; the Italian Pavilion, the Venice Biennale, 2002; and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, 2009.
Pino Musi’s concerns are marked by continual formal experimentation; his favourite form of expression
is that of artists’ books and these have led to important international recognition. In 1997 he was awarded the Europäischer Architekturfotografie- Preis for his publication Ma – rio Botta Seen by Pino Musi (Stuttgart: Daco Verlag, 1996); in 1999 he was awarded the Buch – messe Frankfurt Award for Oxymoron (Stuttgart: Daco Verlag, 1998); and in 2003 he was the winner of the Oscar Goldoni Modena prize for Libro (Rovereto: Biblioteca Civica, 2002). Other publications of his include Le Corbusier: Ronchamp (Lugano: Fidia Edizioni d’Arte, 1997), Emozioni di Pietra (Milan: Skira, 1997),
Skolè (Naples: Aporema per l’Arte, 2007).

Tre

Casali, De Pietri, Frapiccini, Jodice, Leotta, Musi, Nicosia

11th April | 30th May 2010

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Pino Musi
Hybris #6
, 2009
inkjet carbon pigment print on cotton rag
110 x 133 cm
© the artist

Pino Musi
Hybris #5, 2009
inkjet carbon pigment print on cotton rag
110 x 133 cm
© the artist

Pino Musi
Hybris #2, 2009
inkjet carbon pigment print on cotton rag
110 x 133 cm
© the artist

Pino Musi
Hybris #3, 2009
inkjet carbon print on cotton rag
110 x 133 cm
© the artist

Pino Musi
Hybris #10, 2009
inkjet carbon pigment print on cotton rag
110 x 133 cm
© the artist