Mario Giacomelli (1925–2000) in Paris (February 10, 2005)
Estorick Collection in London (August 20, 2003)
When seen in sequence on the walls or in the superb exhibition book published by Skira, the black and white prints raise a question that is not considered by the organizers but is at the heart of 20th-century culture as a whole. Did avant-garde painting and sculpture to some extent influence avant-garde photography? Or did painting and photography independently reflect a new way of perceiving the world - which occasionally was conveyed in photography well before the practitioners of the so-called fine arts?The names in the show include Antonio Boggeri, Luigi Veronesi, Mario Giacomelli, and Giuseppe Cavalli. It will also be shown in November (starting November 4) at the Palace of Art in Bratislava, Slovakia.