ITALY

Mimi Mollica Interview: Sicily’s Seamless Elasticity

“Religions in general, are indeed a great example how power is (ab)used over people for the elite to keep the desired order on society. It’s not a case that Mafia has a strong association with religious narratives and its very ritual of association includes religious references throughout”

Pasquale Bove and Luca Santese: Vamos a la Landfill

“Perhaps she is transsexual. My only real experience with Italy prior to 2002 is when I tried desperately to buy weed from a transsexual prostitute along the outer wall of the Protestant cemetery in Rome. It ended in an angry dismissal of my interests and my being from said prostitute. “No sex, No weed Fucking American””

Collective Guilt: Amanda Knox’s Hologram of Truth

I watched it all unfold, the tears, the double-play with her boyfriend, ratting his tepid ass out just to get back home to her mother’s loving arms after slitting that poor girl’s throat because she couldn’t handle the fucking or the fucking drugs and I hate her.   The extradition, lies, the privileged little muppet […]

Bunga Bunga: Italian Politics and the Index of Sexual Subversion

…the book is a small marvel that connects Silvio Berlusconi’s late night sex parties to the economy of interchangeable ways in which we, or perhaps better, Berlusconi sees the women involved as further interchangeable fodder for his aggressive Viagra induced fuckathons.   Bunga Bunga Self Published Lorenzo Tricoli By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, December 2014 Two […]

Co-ordination and Re-assignment in the Dissonant Steel Fish Tank

@ Giuseppe Micciché   Co-ordination and Re-assignment in the Dissonant Steel Fish Tank   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, December 2014 Cento passi is a affectionate, yet somnambulant and lightly traumatic study of photographer Giuseppe Micciché’s father’s decline into Alzheimer’s disease between 2011/2012. The book is an effective mediation on the oscillating and often times confusing […]

Carlo Mollino’s Erotic Photography at Gagosian Gallery (2014)

Is it high art? Well, put something in a museum, as they say. Some viewers are sure to scoff at what might be misconstrued as pin-up girl pics; indeed, in unflattering light, they are nothing but the private fetishistic trove of an ageing man.   The Cult of the Polaroid, or the Work of Art […]

CHARLES TRAUB: “DOLCE VIA” (1980’S)

  Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980s (Damiani, March 2013), features photographs by Charles H. Traub, a frequent visitor to Italy during the 1980s.             (All rights reserved. Images @ Charles Traub)

Luigi Ghirri: ‘Kodachrome’ (2013)

Egmond am Zee, 1973     Despite exposure in Europe during his lifetime, Ghirri remained relatively unknown outside of Italy. More than a decade after his death in 1992, galleries throughout Europe presented his work, and Aperture published his first monograph in English. By Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director at Pier 24 Photography, June 2013 The […]

ASX.TV: Luigi Ghirri – “Pensare per immagini” (Italian) (2013)

“Taking pictures, to me, is like looking at the world in a state of adolescence, renewing my stupor on a daily basis, a practice that reverses the motto of Ecclesiastes: nothing new under the sun. Photography seems to remind us that ‘there is nothing old under the sun’”. Luigi Ghirri MAXXI, 24 April — 27 […]

Helmut Newton’s “White Women / Sleepless Nights / Big Nudes” (2013)

  The pigeonhole never suited Newton: His revolutionary ability to merge what we have come to define as photographic genres is in full swing in both White Women and Sleepless Nights where ‘Hitchcockian’ cinematic moods and the photojournalistic street aesthetic are merged into the fashion image seamlessly creating a multi layered discourse. HELMUT NEWTON – […]

LUIGI GHIRRI: “KODACHROME”

    Luigi Ghirri (1943 – 1992) was an Italian photographer who, beginning in the 1970s, produced pioneering color photographs of landscape and architecture within the context of conceptual art.   (All rights reserved. Images @ the Estate of Luigi Ghirri.)

Petite and Magical, Luigi Ghirri’s: ‘Kodachrome’

For Ghirri, the world was a labyrinth and making pictures was a means of “tell[ing] the real identity of man, of things, of life, from the image of man, of things of life.” By Vladimir Gintoff, ASX NYC, March 2013 In 1935 Eastman Kodak introduced Kodachrome. A film stock praised for its idiosyncratic, hyper-saturated, color-palette. […]

ASX.TV: Antoine d’Agata – “Anticorps” (2013)

Uno dei personaggi più controversi nel panorama della fotografia contemporanea, con un approccio all’immagine esplicito, diretto, carnale. La Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia di Milano ospita “Anticorpi”, la personale di Antoine D’Agata (fino al 1 settembre 2013) con una selezione di foto scattate negli ultimi 15 anni della sua attività. “E’ uno strano mix di […]

ASX.TV: Lars Tunbjork – “Al Museo Macro di Roma il Festival FOTOGRAFIA” (2013)

Al Museo Macro di Roma il Festival FOTOGRAFIA, a cura di Marco Delogu, come tema dell’XI edizione ha avuto il lavoro, un tema classico della fotografia documentaristica del Novecento rilanciato con un ritorno alla centralità dell’uomo, facendo sua una sfida che coinvolga nuovi linguaggi e nuove narrazioni in fotografia. Come si è modificata la “visione” […]

CARLO MOLLINO: POLAROIDS, ETC (1962-1973)

  In a career that spanned more than four decades, Carlo Mollino designed buildings, homes, furniture, cars, aircraft. One of the most dashing figures of mid-century Italy, Mollino was famed for his design finesse and his elegant organicism. In 1949 he published an important book on photography: Message from the Darkroom. Sometime around 1960, he […]

ASX.TV: Elinor Carucci – “Photography Masterclass with Elinor Carucci” (2012)

We will discuss the power of photography, and in particular, how and why photographers use self-portraiture to great effect as a form of both personal introspection and creative, moving and meaningful artistic expression. Carucci is internationally renowned for her strikingly intimate self-portraiture, which has centred around herself as well as her relationship with her parents, […]

ASX.TV: Carlo Mollino – “Panel Discussion” (2011)

carlo mollino – maniera moderna panel discussion carlo mollino – holy madman 16 sep 11 / haus der kunst with fulvio and napoleone ferrari (museo casa mollino), torino wilfried kuehn, curator and architect, berlin armin linke, curator and artist, berlin moderation: chris dercon