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Red Desert Now!  
L'eredità di Antonioni nella fotografia italiana contemporanea / The legacy of Antonioni in contemporary Italian photography 

 
25x30 cm, 138 pages. Text by Antonello Frongia, interviews to Guido Guidi and Franco Vaccari. Texts in Italian and English. 
Edizione Linea di Confine, Rubiera, 2017.  
Euro 32,00 (shipping costs included) 

 

 

September 1, 2017 - January 28, 2018 

 
Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany 
IL DESERTO ROSSO NOW - PHOTOGRAPHIC REACTIONS TO ANTONIONI’S CLASSIC FILM 

 
Fabrizio Albertini, Mariano Andreani, Daniele Ansidei, Daniel Augschöll/Anya Jasbar, Enrico Benvenuti, Joachim Brohm, Christoph Brückner, Luca Capuano, Danny Degner/Vera König, Eva Dittrich/Katarína Dubovská, Alessandra Dragoni, Johannes Ernst, Marcello Galvani, João Grama, William Guerrieri, Guido Guidi, Gerry Johansson, Sophia Kesting, Philipp Kurzhals, Dana Lorenz/Jakob Argauer, Allegra Martin, Mako Mizobuchi, Francesco Neri, Andrea Pertoldeo, Sabrina Ragucci/Giorgio Falco, Alexander Rosenkranz, Valentina Seidel, Anna Voswinckel, Jakob Wierzba, Xiaoxiao Xu

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A project by Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in collaboration with the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, Linea di Confine, Rubiera, and Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna.
 

 
The exhibition will be accompanied by the catalogue:  

 
Red Desert Now! The legacy of Antonioni in the contemporary Italian photography edited by Antonello Frongia and William Guerrieri, 24,50 x 30 cm.,128 pag., text by A. Frongia (italian and english).  
Linea di Confine editions, Rubiera.  
Euro 32,00  

 

Guido Guidi, Millenovecentonovanta duemilasei, 1990 2006

 

William Guerrieri, NEW LANDS 

 
The theme addressed with New Lands offers a new stance on the photography of the Po Delta territory: an area to this day widely known only through Neo-Realist cinema and the photographers who drew on that artistic current. The project entitled Another Landscape aims to fill this void. 

 
Realized in collaboration with Città Invisibili / Another landscape # 2. 

 
19x24 cm, 128 pages, paperback cover with lapels. Interview with William Guerrieri in italian and english. 
Linea di Confine Editions, Rubiera, 2017. 
Euro 24,00

 

 
 

 

 
From May 2 to May 5, the Master IUAV - IN PHOTOGRAPHY will take place at Ospitale in Rubiera, coordinated by Linea di Confine. The lessons of the Master will be held by the photographer Guido Guidi, the photography historian Antonello Frongia (Roma Tre University) and the photographer and curator William Guerrieri. Photographer Francesco Neri will be a guest of the Master. 
Master students will have the opportunity to know the research experience of Linea di Confine also through viewing the photos of the prestigious collection stored in the Linea di Confine archive. 

 
A public meeting with the photographer Francesco Neri, entitled "Hunting for the known" will be held at Ospitale in Rubiera On Thursday 4 May, at 9 pm. With free entrance.

 

 

 
 

At MAPFRE Foundation of Madrid is open the exhibition of LEWIS BALTZ with works on loan from the collection of Linea di Confine. The exhibition is open until June 4th. 

 
https://fundacionmapfre.org/fundacion/en/exhibitions/barbara-braganza-hall/photography-lewis-baltz.jsp

 

 

 

Ospitale, Rubiera, Reggio Emilia 
Saturday 22th October 2016 
Opening at 6 pm 

 
RED DESERT NOW!  
30 artists and the heritage of Michelangelo Antonioni 

 
Curated by Antonello Frongia e William Guerrieri. 

 
Fabrizio Albertini, Mariano Andreani, Daniele Ansidei, Joachim Brohm, Christoph Brückner, Luca Capuano, Danny Degner / Vera König, Eva Dittrich / Katarína Dubovská, Alessandra Dragoni, Johannes Ernst, Marcello Galvani, William Guerrieri, Guido Guidi, Sophia Kesting, Philipp Kurzhals, Dana Lorenz / Jakob Argauer, Allegra Martin, Mako Mizobuchi, Francesco Neri, Andrea Pertoldeo, Sabrina Ragucci / Giorgio Falco, Alexander Rosenkranz, Valentina Seidel, Franco Vaccari, Anna Voswinckel, Jakob Wierzba. 

 
On 22th October, Linea di Confine, in collaboration with the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst of Leipzig (D) and the Die Photograpische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur of Cologne (D) presents, at the Corte Ospitale in Rubiera, the work of 30 Italian and German photographers and artists on the themes of the film The Red Desert of Michelangelo Antonioni, offering a comparison which is at the same time artistic and generational.  

 
PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

 

 

Foto: Guido Guidi, Bertinoro, 1984

 

 

Foto: William Guerrieri, Abitare sociale, 2016

 
 

 

 

 

L’Ospitale, Rubiera, Reggio Emilia 
Via Fontana 2 

 
Saturday 16th May, 6pm 

 
Photography Room, First Floor  

 
In memory of 
LEWIS BALTZ 

 
Giochi di simulazione, 1991 
End to End, video, 2000 
Documentation of the installation Mulino Gandini, Scandiano, 1991 

 

 
Reception Room and Sala Sassi. Ground Floor 

 
Exhibition of the artists selected in the Call for Artists  
IL DESERTO ROSSO 

 
In collaboration with  
Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur di Colonia (D)  
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst di Lipsia (D) 
Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna 
Rubiera Town Council 

 

 
Sunday 17th May, from 5pm 

 
Sala Sassi. Ground Floor 

 
As part of the event "In ricordo di Lewis Balt" – In memory of Lewis Baltz’  
Antonello Frongia will present the volume Lewis Baltz. Scritti, published by Johan & Levi Edizioni, Milan. 

 
There will then be a round-table discussion with Giorgio Falco, Stefano Graziani, William Guerrieri, Guido Guidi, Sabrina Ragucci, Silvana Turzio and Franco Vaccari. Chaired by Antonello Frongia. 

 
PRESS RELEASE

 

Foto: Lewis Baltz, Giochi di simulazione, 1999.(particolare)

 
 

 

 

 

IL DESERTO ROSSO 

 
Call for artists  

 
Meetings, debates on the cinema of Antonioni and presentation of works from the collections of Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contemporanea and exhibitions with the selected authors.  

 
The director Michelangelo Antonioni is certainly the author who most affected the work of photographers, especially Americans and Europeans, starting from his early masterpieces like Il grido and L’avventura. With Il deserto rosso in 1964, his first color film, set in the industrial area of Ravenna, are dealt with issues that will be central to the photograph in the decades to follow.  

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the creation of Il deserto rosso, Linea di Confine, Rubiera (RE), in collaboration with Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur di Colonia (D), the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst di Lipsia (D), the Osservatorio Fotografico of Ravenna and Comune of Rubiera, mean hold a "Call for artists" open to all italian photographers for the creation and production of 12 projects with photography or other media.

 

 

On 22 November 2014, the American photographer Lewis Baltz passed away.  

A major protagonist of American photography ever since the mid '60s, in 1992 Lewis Baltz took part in the Linea di Confine project, with the series Giochi di simulazione and the permanent display of one of his works in the Public Library of Scandiano, not to mention the production the video End To End in 2000.  

The disappearance of Lewis Baltz takes place only a few months after the sudden decease of another great photographer, the German Michael Schmidt, who took part in the Linea di Confine project in 1991.  

 

 

 

 
The photo of Lewis Baltz is a John Gossage picture.

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Paola De Pietri seccoumidofuoco 

 
Saturday 3 May 2014 
Opening at 6.30pm  

 
On Saturday 3 May 2014, at 6.30pm, in the presence of the author, the exhibition by Paola De Pietri entitled seccoumidofuoco will be inaugurated, featuring her research into the ceramic industry. The research project was commissioned from Linea di Confine by the Town Council of Fiorano in order to complete the documentation gathered for the Manodopera project implemented by the Ceramic Museum. 

De Pietri’s study was carried out over the summer of 2013, after a series of visits to the production sites of the main industrial groups in the ceramics sector found within the communes of Fiorano, Sassuolo and Casalgrande. a series of portraits, industrial interiors and photographs of clays and feldspars will be on display, in a sequence designed to show the relationship between the work and skills of man and the raw materials used in industrial processes. 

Our thanks go to the Town Council of Fiorano, owner of the works on show, and Confindustria Ceramica, Sassuolo. 

 
Opening hours: 
From 4 May to 15 June, open on Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 1pm /4pm – 7pm.  
Entrance: 3 Euros. 
Other days by appointment. Tel. +39 0522/629403 email: linconfine@comune.rubiera.re

 

Foto: Paola De Pietri, seccoumidofuoco, 2013

 

Documentary Platform / LAB / Osservatorio Fotografico 
Three research and publishing experiences. 
Curated by Federico Covre, Michele Cera, Silvia Loddo, Cesare Fabbri. 

 
Saturday 3 May 2014. Reception Room. 
A presentation of different experiences, from 4pm to 8pm 

 
These three independent research and publishing experiences all share the goal of promoting photographic culture in contact with the local territory. Documentary Platform is a visual archive which brings together research projects by independent photographers on a web platform. LAB is a cultural association based in Bari which promotes photography through workshops, territorial studies and exhibitions. Osservatorio Fotografico is a permanent research workshop which carries out teaching and publishing activities with photography campaigns regarding the city of Ravenna. 

Recent publications will be on show by photographers such as Andrew Phelps, Cuny Janssen, Francesca Gardini, Davide Baldrati, Marco Lachi, Federico Covre as well as other new publishing projects.  

 
At 5.30pm, Federico Covre will present the web platform entitled Documentary Platform, and Michele Cera will also present his book DUST published by Kehrer in 2013. Entrance is free.

 

 

Luogo e identità nella fotografia italiana contemporanea 
Edited by Roberta Valtorta. Einaudi, 2013  

 
The book is based on a project staged by Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contemporanea in Rubiera and the Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea in Cinisello Balsamo.  

Through the contributions of Roberta Valtorta, Antonello Frongia, William Guerrieri and Matteo Balduzzi, the volume sets out to analyse the photographic works developed from the ‘60s up to the present day, interpreting their meanings in contemporary terms and examining their links with the international scene.

 

 

From 13 to 16 October 2013, 25 students from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig (Germany) accompanied by Prof. Joachim Brohm, the well-known German photographer, will visit the Corte Ospitale in order to get to know the research experience undertaken by Linea di Confine.  

The meeting will also host Gabriele Conrath-Scholl and Claudia Schubert of Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne, Guido Guidi, Paola De Pietri and a number of artists from the Welfare Space Emilia study, first presented last spring in the rooms of the Ospitale exhibition venue in Rubiera.

 

 

WELFARE Space Emilia  
 
Photographs by  
Federico Covre, Cesare Fabbri, Allegra Martin, Francesco Neri and Sabrina Ragucci  

 
Curated by  
William Guerrieri and Stefano Munarin  

 
Format: 23 x 17 cm. 140 pp., texts in Italian and English by William Guerrieri, Stefano Munarin and Antonello Frongia.  
Published by Linea di Confine, 2013.  
28 Euros.