Wednesday 30 January 2019, 18:30 - 20:00
Books at MAXXI

Con la coda dell’occhio. Scritti sulla fotografia

The “always seen”, that which remains on the threshold of perception, the out-of-focus in which appears the “noise of the back of our minds”

A seminar with the artist Marina Ballo Charmet to present her most recent publications:Con la coda dell’occhio. Scritti sulla fotografi edited by Stefano Chiodi and published by Quodlibet, a book bringing together the texts written by the artist over the course of her career, and the catalogue of the exhibition curated by Jean-François Chevrier Marina Ballo Charmet. Au bord de la vue. Linee biografiche, published by Danilo Montanari Editore.

Born in Milan in 1952 and active for more than three decades, the artist fixes on 35 mm film anonymous spaces – interiors, streets, the built city, gaunt natural scenery, peripheral landscapes – in which her photography seems to expose itself intentionally to the unconscious movements aroused by casual friction against people and things.

At the end of the seminar there will be a screening of the video Agente apri, produced together with Walter Niedermayr in 2007, in which the two artists document in an acute and participatory style the condition of infancy with the correctional universe

Introduced by
Irene De Vico Fallani MAXXI Research

Speakers
Marina Ballo Charmet artist
Stefano Chiodi critic and curator
Andrea Cortellessa literary critic and literary historian
Antonello Frongia photographic historian