Chiara Bertola, Andrea Cortellessa
Un'evidenza fantascientifica | Luigi Ghirri, Andrea Zanzotto, Giuseppe Caccavale
Fondo Luigi Ghirri 3
For the third act of the research programme related to the Fondo Luigi Ghirri, the Fondazione Querini Stampalia is presenting Un’evidenza fantascientifica. Luigi Ghirri, Andrea Zanzotto, Giuseppe Caccavale, a project that places photography, painting and poetry in relation to one another, creating a new opportunity to appreciate these artistic languages.
After Paesaggi d’aria. Luigi Ghirri e Yona Friedman (2015), and Le pietre del cielo. Luigi Ghirri e Paolo Icaro (2017), this year the dialogue is a three way: the visual artist Giuseppe Cacccavale and the great poet Andrea Zanzotto confront Luigi Ghirri’s works on the vast theme of the landscape, the connecting thread that runs through each of the three acts. The languages of photography, poetry and painting come together here to compose a new landscape that is so unrecognisable and transfigured that it looks like a landscape from another world: a sci-fi world.
Published to mark the exhibition of the same name, curated by Chiara Bertola and Andrea Cortellessa at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, the third Luigi Ghirri Fund Book features texts by Chiara Bertola and Andrea Cortellessa, Marigusta Lazzari, Silvana Tamiozzo Goldmann, Matteo Giancotti, Camilla Miglio, Valérie Da Costa and Giuseppe Caccavale.
The essays are accompanied by the images of the exhibition in the Portego of the Querini Stampalia library, where the Paper Mural by Giuseppe Caccavale – an immense and airy watercolour that covers the walls of the large room – communicates with Luigi Ghirri’s photos, exhibited together with some of Andrea Zanzotto’s autographs and ceramics.