History Memory Identity
Contemporary photography from the Eastern Europe
The exhibition presents the new international photography acquisitions of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena as a apart of the Fondazione Fotografia project. After having shown preference for the art scene of the Far East and South-East Asia with Asian Dub Photography, attention is now paid to Eastern Europe.
The show gathers the work of twenty-nine artists from eighteen different countries – from Balkans to the Baltic nations, from Central Europe to Turkey and the Russian Federation. Artists totally aware of the fundamental role that the artist today plays through his or her own experiences in determining a new collective national identity difficult to shape and which many of these countries wish to elaborate by looking to the future without erasing the past.
The heterogeneous selection offers a clear interpretation of contemporary reality through the language of images which, in this specific part of the world, cannot avoid a reflection on the themes of history, of memory and of identity.
Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino
Largo Porta Sant’Agostino, 228
41121 Modena, Italy