14th September | 9th December 2012

Edward Weston


Edward Weston

A retrospective

Fondazione Fotografia present a major exhibition on the work of Edward Weston , the American artist considered one of the greatest masters of 20th-century photography.

After more than 15 years since the last solo exhibition of  his work in Italy, some of his most renowned black & white images will be on show, tracing his ceaseless research into the photographic medium, and highlighting the striking modernity of his outlook. The exhibition consist of 110 original photoworks, mostly on loan from the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson and from Margaret Weston’s private collection.

The exhibition itinerary covers all the themes dealt with by the famous American photographer, from his nudes to his landscapes, via a gallery of portraits and ‘objects’ – from his famous peppers to his indigenous toys – which the artist turns into surrealist and postmodern icons. Often compared directly to painting and sculpture, Weston’s photography is the result of his continuous search for purity, in his compositional forms as well as in the almost maniacal quest for perfection in his images. The artist examines the very quintessence of his objects, raising them to the level of visual metaphors of the very elements of nature.

The exhibition  inaugurates during the festivalfilosofia, the main theme of which in the 2012 edition is ‘Things’.

venue
Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino
Largo Porta Sant’Agostino, 228
41121 Modena, Italy

curated by
Filippo Maggia

Artists