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Graziano Arici. Now is the Winter of our Discontent.

60 min visit

Arles
Réattu Museum
12 Jun → 3 Oct 2021
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm from 2 November to 28 February, 10am to 6pm from 1 March to 31 October. Closed on Mondays and public holidays.

« Is the title a coincidence after the period we have just been through? »

"Now is the Winter of our Discontent" is the first sentence of the monologue in Shakespeare's Richard III, Act I, scene 1. For his first solo exhibition, Graziano Arici presents 400 images from 9 different series, taken between 1979 and 2020 in 13 European countries. These are photographs that he collected from his own archives to revisit a past that is both historical and personal. Known for his reportage commissions for institutions and photographic agencies in his native city, the Venetian photographer has always had a personal and singular practice. He is openly inspired by Walker Evans (1903-1975) from whom he borrows the vernacular style of instant photography. These social photographs with poor subjects borrow from a historical practice, modernised by the use of current means: telephone, scanner or digital reflex allow Graziano Arici to have a high technical quality of new technologies while keeping the documentary aesthetics of his American peer.

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