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Fondazione Fotografia is a project promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena and curated by Filippo Maggia. Fondazione Fotografia works since 2007 in order to create a permanent collection - now still on going - made up by contemporary photography and artistic videos, offering at the same time occasions, in which people can widen their cultural and professional knowledge, through exhibitions or educational events.
The collection is constituted by more than 500 works: photographic prints, art videos and films by more than 100 artists. It is divided into two sections, international and Italian, and is taking shape with the targeted purchase of works by prominent and emerging artists, with a particular focus on mid-career artists. The international collection, divided into geographical areas, consists of 3 regions until now: the Far East, Eastern Europe, Africa & Middle-East. The project will continue with an exhibition of works from India and South America, to be presented in December 2011.
Some of the artists already part of the collection are: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tabaimo, Miwa Yanagi, Yang Fudong, Nobuyoshi Araki, Adrian Paci, Iosif Kiràly, IRWIN, Jùlius Koller, Milica Tomić, Mladen Stilinović, Gabriele Basilico, Franco Fontana, Luigi Ghirri, Mimmo Jodice and Franco Vaccari.
Education and training are among the primary aims of Fondazione Fotografia. From autumn 2011 on, Fondazione Fotografia will offer a Master of Studies on Art Images (MASAI). The aim of MASAI is to provide the students with the fundamental means to develop a professional approach to photography and artistic image at large, to gain a thorough knowledge of key methods, theories, and debates in contemporary art, to define a line of personal research, participating in the art and professional photography system in general.
Contemporary Photography from the Middle East and Africa
28 November 2010 -
13 March 2011
Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino
Largo Porta Sant’Agostino 228