Giovanni Cocco, ‘SickGirls at Rock Circus’, 2010, ARTE GLOBALE

This piece is beautifully printed in Italy. Please contact the gallery for further information should you wish to collect it mounted and framed by the artist.

About the series


Burlesque is an ancient show connected to the nineteenth-century theatre. Born during the Victorian England as popular show to make fun the powerful it is a show during which the strip-tease is only an element and not at all mandatory. As part of the show there are choreography, orchestra music, comic moments and, for the contemporary version, contaminated by fetish and punk elements. It is in fact a show which keeps evolving, not just a tribute to the past.
"Every photograph I take is created through an instinctive, almost visceral approach that I have developed over the years. It visualizes an experience that starts deep inside myself, that captures my body and my soul before reaching my eyes. The first time I attended a burlesque show, this instinct manifested itself powerfully. And so I decided to travel far and wide, aiming to absorb the experience and to free my imagination." Giovanni Cocco

Series: Burladies

Signature: Certificate of authenticity signed by the artist

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Burladies Book 2018

Exhibition Catalogs
2015 ”Il Presente” Fotografia, International Festival of Rome, Macro - Contemporary
Museum of Modern Art - in Rome. Curator Marco Delogu.
2014 “Reflections” 6th International Photography Festival Organ Vida, Zagreb.
Curator Morana Matcovic.
2014 “Resisto” Perugia Social Photo Fest. Curator Antonello Turchetti.
2014 “Stories without borders” Lector in Fabula, Conversano, Italy. Curator Rocco
De Benedictis.
2013 “A occhi aperti” Fotoleggendo photography festival. Artistic director Tiziana
2013 “Take Reportage Festival” special number - catalogue - for the Reportage
PhotographyFestival. Curator Stephen Dupont and Anna Maria Antoniette
2012 “Ilex Catalogueone” Curator Deanna Richardson.
2006 “L'oeil en Seyne” Des lumières et des feux. Curator Alain Mingam.
Selected Curated books
2016 “MARE” the book celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mare Magazine!
2015 “American Photography 32” the book presents the winning images from the
annual competition in New York City.
2014 “American Photography 30” the book presents the winning images from the
annual competition in New York City. Creative direction and design Rober
2013 “American Photography 29” the book presents the winning images from the
annual competition in New York City. Co-Chair Emeriti Kathy Raian and Fred
2012 “Burn.02” curator/publisher David Alan Harvey, Magnum Foundation.
2016 “Monia”, text Caterina Serra, designed by Filippo Nostri

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