15 settembre 2016 - 8 gennaio 2017

Lying in Between


Lying in Between

Hellas 2016

Today, the countries that look onto the Mediterranean find themselves facing an unprecedented emergency, represented by thousands of refugees fleeing the Middle East and Africa. Their points of arrival, once famous tourist destinations, have become the emblem of the divide that exists between the Western world, intent on self-preservation, and another world, looking onto Europe yet caught up in civil and religious wars.

The Fondazione Fotografia in Modena has always encouraged a responsible use of imagery in order to trigger profound reflections on the contemporary world, to question certainties and raise awareness. On the basis of this belief, following the recommendations of its own scientific committee, underlining the importance of working in close collaboration with non-governmental organisations, associations and institutions in loco, the Fondazione Fotografia sent seven Italian photographers (Antonio Biasiucci, Antonio Fortugno, Angelo Iannone, Filippo Luini, Francesco Mammarella, Simone Mizzotti and Francesco Radino) to Idomeni – on the border between Greece and Macedonia – and the Greek islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos. Characterised by their diverse kinds of sensitivity and style, some of the photographers opted to undertake a direct narrative, while others adopted a more evocative style, and others yet opted for a more conceptual representation.

A three-channel video installation, created by the Fondazione Fotografia itself, accompanies their works and completes their accounts of this experience.

Just like the refugees in the limbo of waiting, the photographers also found themselves “in between,” overwhelmed by the gazes and words of those who are forced to live in reception camps for indefinite periods in a desolating atmosphere.

“No man is an island,” wrote John Donne a few centuries ago. Of islands and men, in the tale of this journey, there are many. However, the sensation that emerges is the exact opposite of that stated by the English poet: the contemporary world seems to continually emphasise the solitude, the indifference and the diffidence of man, more preoccupied with defending the privileges he has gained than with sharing them.

period
September 15th, 2016 – January 8th, 2017

venue
Foro Boario, Via Bono da Nonantola, 2, Modena, Italy

organised by
Fondazione Fotografia Modena
Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Modena

under the patronage of
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – Italy
Greek Embassy in Rome, Italy
Regione Emilia-Romagna

press preview
Thursday, September 15th, 2016,  11 am

opening
Thursday, September 15th, 2016,  6 pm
under the patronage of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

 

opening hours
Wednesday – Thursday – Friday 3-7 pm
Saturday – Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
closed Mondays and Tuesdays

free admission

catalogue
Lying in Between. Hellas 2016
Skira Editore

 

Artists

Events

Works

Antonio Fortugno

Hotel Captain Elias, 2016
c-print
95 x 135 cm
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Hotel Captain Elias, 2016
digital print
68 x 95 cm
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
triptych
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
triptych
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
triptych
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
triptych
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
series of 8 photographs
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
series of 8 photographs
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
series of 8 photographs
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
series of 8 photographs
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
series of 8 photographs
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
series of 8 photographs
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

Caserma di Linopoti, 2016
series of 8 photographs
c-prints
68 x 95 cm each
© the artist

Antonio Fortugno

CoO, 2016
video, color, sound
3′ 27”
© the artist

Francesco Mammarella

Paura secondo grado, 2016
series of 9 photographs
Giclée inkjet prints
60 x 85 each
© the artist

Francesco Mammarella

Paura secondo grado, 2016
series of 9 photographs
Giclée inkjet prints
60 x 85 each
© the artist

Francesco Mammarella

Paura secondo grado, 2016
series of 9 photographs
Giclée inkjet prints
60 x 85 each
© the artist

Francesco Mammarella

Paura secondo grado, 2016
series of 9 photographs
Giclée inkjet prints
60 x 85 each
© the artist

Francesco Mammarella

Paura secondo grado, 2016
series of 9 photographs
Giclée inkjet prints
60 x 85 each
© the artist

Francesco Mammarella

Paura secondo grado, 2016
series of 9 photographs
Giclée inkjet prints
60 x 85 each
© the artist

Francesco Mammarella

Paura secondo grado, 2016
series of 9 photographs
Giclée inkjet prints
60 x 85 each
© the artist

Francesco Mammarella

Paura secondo grado, 2016
series of 9 photographs
Giclée inkjet prints
60 x 85 each
© the artist

Francesco Mammarella

Paura secondo grado, 2016
series of 9 photographs
Giclée inkjet prints
60 x 85 each
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #9998, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
60 x 100 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #3288, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
40 x 60 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #32984, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
40 x 60 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #32921, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
60 x 70 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #3287, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
40 x 60 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #0502, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
60 x 70 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #0309, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
60 x 70 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #032919, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
60 x 70 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #032942, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
60 x 70 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #0404, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
60 x 70 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #032911, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
60 x 70 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #01205, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
50 x 40 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone
Untitled #01328, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
50 x 40 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #01218, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
50 x 40 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #01441, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
50 x 40 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #01194, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
50 x 40 cm
© the artist

Angelo Iannone

Untitled #32926, 2016
Giclée inkjet print
60 x 70 cm
© the artist

Francesco Radino

Una faccia, una razza, migrant’s faces, inhabitants of Lesbos, volunteers, details from icons and mosaics, 2016
detail from a polyptych of 18 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
35 x 35 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

Una faccia, una razza, migrant’s faces, inhabitants of Lesbos, volunteers, details from icons and mosaics, 2016
detail from a polyptych of 18 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
35 x 35 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
series of 12 photographs
pigment prints on cotton rag
106 x 150 cm each
© the artist

Francesco Radino

No news, bad news, 2016
pigment print on cotton rag
70 x 90 cm
© the artist

Filippo Luini
The young men say hello, 2016
installation of 7 photographs and texts
c-prints
40 x 60 cm each
© the artist

Filippo Luini
The young men say hello, 2016
installation of 7 photographs and texts
c-prints
40 x 60 cm each
© the artist

Filippo Luini
The young men say hello, 2016
installation of 7 photographs and texts
c-prints
40 x 60 cm each
© the artist

Filippo Luini
The young men say hello, 2016
installation of 7 photographs and texts
c-prints
40 x 60 cm each
© the artist

Filippo Luini
The young men say hello, 2016
installation of 7 photographs and texts
c-prints
40 x 60 cm each
© the artist

Filippo Luini
The young men say hello, 2016
installation of 7 photographs and texts
c-prints
40 x 60 cm each
© the artist

Filippo Luini
The young men say hello, 2016
installation of 7 photographs and texts
c-prints
40 x 60 cm each
© the artist

Filippo Luini
The young men say hello, 2016
installation of 7 photographs and texts
c-prints
40 x 60 cm each
© the artist

Simone Mizzotti

Camp Inn*** #15, Idomeni Camp, 2016
c-print
50 x 60
© the artist

Simone Mizzotti

Camp Inn*** #11, Port of Piraeus, 2016
c-print
50 x 60
© the artist

Simone Mizzotti

Camp Inn*** #8, Hara Hotel, 2016
c-print
50 x 60
© the artist

Simone Mizzotti

Camp Inn*** #6, Eko Station, 2016
c-print
50 x 60
© the artist

Simone Mizzotti

Camp Inn*** #3, Idomeni Camp, 2016
c-print
50 x 60
© the artist

Simone Mizzotti

Camp Inn*** #1, Hara Hotel, 2016
c-print
50 x 60 cm
© the artist

 

 

Simone Mizzotti
Fortifications, 2016
installation of 25 photographs
Lambda prints
25 x 30 cm
© the artist