The Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea gallery focuses its program of exhibits on a kind of photography with a social and current events impression or on photojournalism and on new production materials.
On show at ZsONA MACO FOTO 2016: Fabio Bucciarelli and Nico Mingozzi
Giving a programmatic continuity of research through reportage photography, pertaining to social issues. and through the use of new and different materials, Raffaella De Chirico is presenting for Zona Maco FOTO: Fabio Bucciarelli (Torino, 1980) and Nico Mingozzi (Portomaggiore, 1976). Over the past five years Fabio Bucciarelli has dedicated his life to document the major conflicts in Africa and Middle East, revealing to the world the cruelty of war and its devastating effects on the civilian populations. In 2011, Fabio started to develop The Dream, a photographic project on the larg-est exodus of migrants and refugees after the Second World War. In 2016, the work has become a book, published by FotoEvidence, a prestigious publishing house in New York.
In a refined - and masterfully realized - authorial experiment, poised between the classic photojournalism and artistic photography, The Dream is a reflection deep on the universal condition of men become migrant; the focus on the human being rather than on refugee becomes the starting point of a long journey, where the dream is revealed as the true motor of an excruciating journey seeking refuge.
Nico Mingozzi chooses collecting photos as his conceptual foundation, where he patiently collects mostly black and white images, from the last century bourgeois universe at its outset. He deals with bodies and faces of people that have disappeared long since, with looks impregnated with a neo-Gothic, puritanical severity as that was a century that saw them as involuntarily passioned protagonists contained in a social discipline among the most demanding ones. The poetic tone of this selection is dominated by melancholy, the idea of death and the anxiety that generates in their faces and human flesh. . He has realized his works in black and white pencil technique, ink, watercolor or oil paints.