Share
spinner-caricamento

CAMERA - Italian Center for Photography verified

Turin, Piedmont, Italy closed Visit museumarrow_right_alt

closed Lisette Model

Curated by: Monica Poggi

The show

The exhibition dedicated to Lisette Model, curated by Monica Poggi, is the first anthology made in Italy. With a selection of over 130 photographs, the exhibition traces the artist's career underlining the importance he had in the developments of photography in the 1950s and 1960s.


His name is often associated with the period of teaching, during which he had as students various authors who would later become among the most famous photographers of the twentieth century, such as Diane Arbus and Larry Fink. His influence, however, had a much wider range of action, also thanks to a marked ability to grasp the most grotesque aspects of post-war American society with irony and boldness. In the period of greatest growth for the United States, where everything seemed to lean towards the brighter future, it 'dared to see' reality in all its forms, even in the less pleasant ones.


The close-up shots, the recurring use of the flash, the exasperated contrasts are all expedients aimed at accentuating the imperfections of the bodies, the flashy clothes, the coarse gestures. There is no interaction between Model and her subjects, who tend to be suddenly caught eating, singing or gesticulating awkwardly, transformed by her shots into characters to be observed and investigated. The street, the gorges of the Lower East Side and the bars are for her the perfect stages on which unsuspecting actors of an irreverent human comedy act. This personal reinterpretation of the documentary approach makes her, in fact, a precursor of a way of using photography that will later find full realization with the authors of the epochal “New Documents” exhibition at MoMA in 1967.

Works on display

Timetable and tickets

Address

Via delle Rosine, 18
10123 Turin

Contacts

More on the program

date_range undefined undefined

We are the revolution

Until 02 October 2022

date_range undefined undefined

Ketty La Rocca

Until 02 October 2022

date_range undefined undefined

Three works

Until 30 October 2022


Other exhibitions in Torino

date_range undefined

Invitation to Pompeii

Until 29 August 2022

date_range undefined

From St. Peter's to the Vatican

Until 29 August 2022

date_range undefined

The Great Void

Until 04 September 2022

date_range undefined

ON SCENE!

Until 04 September 2022

What you find on Artsupp

Artsupp brings together all the news from the world of art and museums on a single platform. From today we are also in Spain, United Kingdom, Holland, France and Germany. Register to discover the museums that will share their exhibitions and cultural activities on Artsupp.

About us