• View of “Paolo Gioli,” 2016. From left: Grande sviluppo rosso (Big Red Progression), 1966; Grande proiezione orizzontale (Big Horizontal Projection), 1969. Photo: Andrea Rossetti.

    Paolo Gioli


    Paolo Gioli’s extraordinary survey at Peep-Hole demonstrated that the artist has progressed far beyond photography during the span of his four-decade career, consistently producing work that expands and extends the limits of the medium by incorporating drawing, painting, and filmmaking. The exhibition, distributed over eight rooms, included works dating from 1962 to 2010, and reconstructed the artist’s major themes and recurring concerns. The first room presented work mining classical art-historical tropes, from still life to landscape, often developed in an idiosyncratic personal manner and

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  • Franco Vimercati, Untitled (Grattugia), 1997, gelatin silver print, 16 × 12".

    Franco Vimercati

    Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 1

    This exhibition offers the opportunity to assess the work of Franco Vimercati, one of most compelling figures in Italian conceptual photography. Vimercati’s photographs bring us up close to his seemingly weightless subjects, often presented against rich black backgrounds devoid of setting or texture. Yet because these subjects are reiterated and minimally varied, his work can be defined as a sort of conceptual figuration. The artist’s emphasis on seriality and mutation challenges the predominant notion of photography as capturing discrete moments in time. This is a poetics of objects articulated

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