Bologna

Luca Vitone

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Luca Vitone’s exhibition “Itinerari Intimi” (Intimate journeys) presented a selection of works keyed to significant moments in the artist’s life. This autobiographical journey began with a black-and-white photograph of Vitone as a child, standing in front of a map of Italy. As suggested by the title, Previsioni del tempo (Previsions of time), the photo might be read as a prophetic image, given Vitone’s later explorations of topography as a subject for his art. Nearby, a pile of letters and postcards, visibly water-damaged, lay on the floor of the gallery. This piece, Corrispondenza (Correspondence), 1998, represented all the mail the artist had ever received, from childhood up until the day his studio was flooded in 1998, a catastrophe that explains the papers’ condition. This was one of the most interesting pieces, not only because of its emotional and poetic import, but because of the

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