PHOTOS BY ELLIOTT ERWITT: KOLOR
You’ve already understood that I do love photography, and I often talk about the life, the loves and the passions of the greatest photographers of the past and of the present.
From the great love between Robert Capa and Gerda Taro up to Robert Mapplethorpe’s provocations, the great protagonists of photography fascinate me, and I can’t miss any exhibition dedicated to them!
The exhibition I’ll talk about in this post is Kolor, the first great retrospective exhibition of colour images which the famous photographer Elliott Erwitt selected from his two great colour projects, Kolor and The Art of André S. Solidor.
Photos by ELLIOTT ERWITT
On the one hand the exhibition presents Elliott Erwitt’s old Kodak colour negatives in which you can find his typical language, from portraits of famous people to the most ironic and sometimes irreverent images; on the other hand it displays a series of images selected from the project of “André S. Solidor”, who is a real master’s alter ego, with his self-portraits, and he expresses himself also in a short and funny video.
André S. Solidor loves digital technology and Photoshop, gratuitous nudity and eccentricity which is an end in itself. But he looks like Elliott Erwitt more than he appears: irony, metaphor and pure fun in a game which is, actually, a serious reflection on mechanisms and absurdity of contemporary art and its market.
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ELLIOT ERWITT. K O LO R
Genova, Sottoporticato di Palazzo Ducale
11 febbraio – 16 luglio 2017