Foam 3h: Dalston Anatomy
Exhibition: – 11 Dec 2013
1017 DS Amsterdam
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
1017 DS Amsterdam
Mon-Wed 10-18; Thu-Fri 10-21; Sat-Sun 10-18
The Dalston Anatomy exhibition by Lorenzo Vitturi is an ode to the sensual pleasures of the bustling London’s Ridley Road Market. “The market is a unique place where you can get to understand the people of Dalston in Hackney. Everyone together in this place makes it feel special.”
Near this vibrant and kaleidoscopic market is the studio of Lorenzo Vitturi (1980, Venice Italy) located. The photographer spent time at the market taking pictures, making sculptures and creating collages with materials and objects he found amongst the debris of the marketplace. For example: Vitturi visited the market stalls and found parts of organic and inorganic matter, fabrics food, flesh, debris, and pigments. He rearranged their form, painted the parts and created colorful objects. Playing with the combination of illusion and reality, mixing together different mediums such as photography, sculpture, painting and collage he builds temporary sets. Vitturi uses all kinds of materials to investigate the effect of passing time capturing its transformation and decay.
The makeshift sculptures he creates mimic the organic and temporary nature of the market, and documenting this by photographing the objects is the way in which they endure before diminishing once more. In the photographs we see a cacophony of texture and color: Afro’s and braids, fruit, pork, fish and balloons, bright paint and tarps used for the stalls. Vitturi focuses on the abstract but universal language of shapes, colours and composition.
More info: www.foam.org/visit-foam/calendar/2013-exhibitions/foam-3h-lorenzo-vitturi
COMING SOON: William Klein
20 December 2013 – 12 March 2014