IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery is glad to announce the first retrospective anthological exhibition dedicated to the research of Marcello Grassi (Reggio Emilia, 1960), Italian photographer known internationally for his research on the remains of the past preserved in European museums and archaeological sites, from Ravenna to Arles, from the Louvre to the Uffizi, and told through shots of deep poetry.
Formed of a rigorous selection of eighteen works, starting from the title, the exhibition highlights how black is the absolute protagonist of Grassi’s work: an absolute black, deep, immediately recognizable and that allows to show the light and the life of the work portrayed.
The exhibition is completed with the catalogue with critical text by Ilaria Bignotti in collaboration with Camilla Remondina, in three languages (Romanian, English, Italian), published by Electa which includes not only the reproduction of the works on display, but a further selection of photographic works by the artist.
The show is the first of three stages of a travelling exhibition in Italy and in Romania and it will be on view at Fondazione l’Arsenale di Iseo, vicolo Malinconia 2, Iseo (IT) between 18 September and 7 November 2021.
Comunicato stampa, Archeologia dello Sguardo, M. GRASSI_ISEO