The exhibition features photographic work by Dafna Talmor, Emma Wieslander and Minna Kantonen, founders of On Landscape Project. The three artists will be joined by guest artist Marco Strappato and 44 publications sourced from an international open call.
Matèria is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition, On Landscape #2, featuring photographic works by Dafna Talmor, Emma Wieslander and Minna Kantonen, founders of On Landscape Project. The three artists will be joined by invited guest artist Marco Strappato, who’s work will provide an external, thematically adjacent addition, expanding Talmor, Wieslander and Kantonen’s shared dialogue.
On Landscape Project seeks to instigate discussions and debate around representations of landscape, creating a widely diverse research hub via its online platform and through a series of exhibitions, talks and events.
When talking about landscape a set of preconceived ideas and conventions come into play. How does one position oneself in relation to loaded notions of landscape traditions? Is it truly possible to visualize or record the experience of a landscape onto a flat surface? Is the inclusion of nature in urban environments an attempt to recreate a utopian idea of rural landscape?
On Landscape #2 – Book Call
A central element of On Landscape Project consists of a library of self-published, hand-made or short run artists books relating to representations of landscape. Publications included in On Landscape #2 were sourced from an open call and subsequently selected by a judging panel formed by Chiara Capodici and Fiorenza Pinna of 3/3, Gianpaolo Arena of Landscape Stories, Matèria’s gallery director Niccolò Fano and the On Landscape Project team. The selection of books from On Landscape #2, alongside a selection of titles stemming from On Landscape #1, (Guest Projects, London 2014) will be showcased at Matèria throughout the exhibition. The book display aims to provide a platform for wider debates around landscape whilst presenting an opportunity for a range of practitioners to showcase their work.
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