For the current issue of Mare Magazine (October/November 2017, No 124) I went back to some olive tree fields in Salento, Italy. First photographed in 2015 for my series Subversive Eclipse after the breakout of the Xylella fastidiosa epidemic in 2013, most of the trees are now in horrible, even deadly conditions. Once infected by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, the trees are dehydrating and dying shortly.
My work is part of the new publication “Talisman” by Edition Furor. “Talisman includes a collection of body stick tattoos of more than 70 international positions contributing with artistic, poetic and literary art works. The form of the book resembles a stamp album and sustains the character of an individual collection which as well operates as a contemporary document.” (text: Edition Furor web page)
12 pages with 80 skin tattoos different sizes
Hardcover, 22 x 32 cm
Graphic Design by Beureu-P
Made by Bekros in Brno, CZ
Published by Edition Furor 2017
Book launch: 16th September 2017, 7 pm
Location: Asia Paradies, Gärtnergasse 9, 1030 Vienna
For more information please visit the Edition Furor web page.
“The S. Cataldo Files”, Taranto, 2017
Ten artists have been commissioned by the region of Puglia (Italy) to work on the legends of five cities in Puglia (Bari, Castro, Taranto, Mola di Bari and Manfredonia). The result is now on show during the group exhibition “Ti racconto il mare” at the Castelo Aragonese di Castro. I’m presenting part of my series “The S. Cataldo Files”. More about this work will follow soon.
Location: Castelo Aragonese di Castro, Castro LE, Italy
Preview: 13th August 2017, from 8 pm
Exhibition continues: 14th – 27th August 2017
Participating artists: Alice CARACCIOLO / Daniele CORICCIATI / Antonio FANTETTI / Francesca LOPRIENO / Luca MARIANACCIO / Giorgio DI NOTO / Piero PERCOCO / Alessia ROLLO / Ariana SANESI / Jan STRADTMANN / Cemre YESIL
“Yogurt is a visual arts magazine focused on contemporary photography, based in Rome, Italy. Taking its cue from Jung’s concept of sublimation as part of the royal art where the true gold is made, Yogurt Magazine is continuously reflecting on the limits between eroticism and pornography. In its attempt to draw aside all the veils of the human psyche, Yogurt explores the way in which visual arts trace the new anthropology of Eros.” (text and screenshots: Yogurt Magazine web page)
Interview about my work Third Nature for CALAMITA/Á project is out on Urbanautica. The interview is part of an article by Steve Bisson about the book “The Walking Mountain”, published by CALAMITA/Á. The article also contains a conversation with the book designer SYB, the curators Gianpaolo Arena, Marina Caneve and Niccolò Fano as well as some of the contributing photographers: Céline Clanet, François Deladerriere, Petra Stavast and Zuijderwijk Vergouwe. Read the full article here.
Image: Third Nature, reproduction from the book “The Walking Mountain”
‘1KM’ – group exhibition with with Raimond Wouda, Céline Clanet, Jan Stradtmann. Curated by Gianpaolo Arena in cooperation with Altevie Technologies s.r.l., Landscape Stories, Tra Treviso Ricerca Arte and Vulcano.
Location: TRA, Treviso Ricerca Arte
Via Barberia, 31100 Treviso
Vernissage: 08th April, 6.30 pm
Exhibition dates: 08th April — 07th May 2017
Book launch: 03rd May, 8.30 pm
Finally: the book ist out! 1KM is a photographic research that investigates the public spaces, sports fields and places of social interaction in Italy. Photography by Raimond Wouda, Céline Clanet and Jan Stradtmann.
“Altevie Technologies asked three international photographers to ‘photograph the Italy of Altevie‘ and to do so by using one simple rule: look for the public space dedicated to leisure that was closest to the headquarters of one of its clients, so long as it was within one kilometer radius of it. Raimond Wouda (The Netherlands), Céline Clanet (France) and Jan Stradtmann (Germany) photographed sports fields and places of social interaction through witnesses that are able to stimulate new visions, perspectives, and hypotheses.
At the source of the project is the will to tell the work of Altevie Technologies without necessarily exposing their clients’ brands but instead by constructing a narrative of nearby places – the areas of leisure, seen as the reverse shot of the ones dedicated to work.
The result of this process is 1KM: a work of photographic research that investigates the public spaces neighbouring big businesses, factories, utilities, and R&D centres of Italian excellence. There is a bit of everything along this journey: monumental spaces, open landscapes, parks with leisure facilities, improvised sport fields, hidden corners, historic arenas, youth and sport centres, self-managed spaces… An unexpected journey, able to tell stories that represent us deeply.” (text: 1KM web page)
Photography: Raimond Wouda, Céline Clanet, Jan Stradtmann
Concept: Landscape Stories
Curator: Gianpaolo Arena
Layout and Graphics: Claudio Bettio
Editorials Translations: Michela Leoni
Interviews Translations: Sergio Tranquilli
Printing: Graficart, Italy