INVISIBILIA

Photographic series


Detail:

Ugo Carmeni, Invisibilia, 2021

Shot in Venice, 2020 and edited in Venice, 2021

Edition of 5 + 2AP (exhibition format)


Photographic project for the exhibition at Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro, Palazzo Vendramin Grimani



| FONDAZIONE DELL'ALBERO D'ORO |




8 photographs - fine art paper, aluminium panel, beeswax - 150 x 100 cm - edition of 5



This photographic oeuvre presents itself as a macroscopic reinterpretation of a number of formal elements decorating the sixteenth-century facade of Palazzo Vendramin Grimani.

In particular, during the restoration work it was possible to identify and photograph a series of rather small sculptural details (between approximately 5 and 10 cm) from an extremely close distance.

This figures are characterised by unexpectedly detailed and expressive features, which is all the more surprising given that it would normally be impossible to see them from the Grand Canal.


The photographic transformation of each of these subjects in the extremely distended space of the works seeks to introduce the spectator into a fantastic world made of cracks and ambiguities of form, bordering on a grotesque expressiveness, where figures, signs of workmanship and traces of time are all mixed together.


The series consists of 8 photographs in the horizontal format of 150 x 100 cm, mounted on 3 mm thick aluminium composite panels and installed at a distance of 3 cm from the wall using a spacer frame. The installation involves the raw cut of photographs and a wax surface finish that permits the direct exposure, without any protective glass in between. This to underline a visual continuum between exhibition space and photographic space.



Installation view - Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro (Palazzo Vendramin Grimani), 2021






Installation view - Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro (Palazzo Vendramin Grimani), 2021






Installation view - Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro (Palazzo Vendramin Grimani), 2021






Installation view - Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro (Palazzo Vendramin Grimani), 2021






Plan of the project





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