The cultural exploration project of Giacomo Felace

The cultural exploration project of Giacomo Felace

Federica Cimorelli · 2 weeks ago · Art

L’Italia è il paese che amo. With these words, on 26 January 1994, Silvio Berlusconi began his speech announcing that he would take the field, and from that day onwards an important change began in Italy. The transformation that the country found itself facing was total and undoubtedly affected the political, economic, social, cultural and customs systems, with consequences for entire generations. But how exactly can we tell those who have not experienced it the aesthetic imagery of a nation? How to describe the dark zone of a country and its national-popular visual landscape?

Bringing together the symbols and concepts present in the memory and imagination of a multiplicity of individuals is certainly no easy task, but managing to evoke an intangible collective memory through images is perhaps even more complex.

Giacomo Felace, Italian art director and brand designer, born in 1989, a few days ago made public his cultural exploration project. That’s right, it is indeed an evocative art project and it is called “L’Italia è il paese che amo”, but it is not just about Silvio Berlusconi.

“L’Italia è il paese che amo” digitally explores the conflicting visual landscape of signs, logos and posters that surround Italy and its citizens. It is a work designed to be “anti-design”, that is, intentionally unruly, disordered and hyperbolic.

Through stereotypical messages and signs, the passions and nightmares of a nation are mixed together: football, work, politics, the contradictory ideologies of a corrupt system, the contemporary behaviour of a discontinuous generation, the nation’s cultural and socio-economic divide.

Read also: “Reverting to Type”, an exibition on protest posters

Giacomo Felace recreates and brings together the cultural influences of today and yesterday and depicts a glittering past of tax evasion, corruption, social somnolence, demographic collapse, difficult wage issues and the North-South divide. All in the Helvetica font. The choice of this font is a tribute to Massimo Vignelli, one of the most important protagonists in the history of Italian design and graphic design.

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Martin Neuhof, an evocative photographer and portraitist

Martin Neuhof, an evocative photographer and portraitist

Federica Cimorelli · 3 days ago · Photography

Martin Neuhof, born in 1984, is a German photographer and portrait artist based in Leipzig, Germany. Martin followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Friedrich Gahlbeck, a well-known German photographer of the last century, then worked to afford a camera and began experimenting with images.

His photography is clear and elegant, it focuses on the human face and delves into the interiority of the subject he captures. For Martin Neuhof, the face is a gateway to human emotions, an obstacle to be overcome and a barrier to be broken.

– Read also: The deep photographic portraits by Laura Zalenga

His photographic compositions manage to break down all appearances, they are creative shots that highlight the protagonist of the image and meanwhile strike the viewer, provoke him and activate something in his inner self.

See a selection of his shots here, follow Martin Neuhof on Instagram and on his personal website.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @to.street, @caterina_cantu, @martinacuscuna, @veber.photos, @littlejos_, @ivananoto_, @elaverre, @radekzawadzki, @tonepantone, @fotopabo.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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The dark and mysterious shots of Marit Beer

The dark and mysterious shots of Marit Beer

Collater.al Contributors · 2 days ago · Photography

The shots of Marit Beer are dark and mysterious, they tell stories of distant and unknown countries where it is cold, there is silence and the air is humid.

To enter her world you only need to look at her photographs: it seems to be in another reality, isolated, far from the confusion of civilization, among small unattended villages surrounded by wild countryside.

Looking at her shots is like reliving them, is like diving in an uncomfortable world of embroidery and lace, among old fabrics crumpled and faded by time. You can perceive her thoughts and anxieties: the passing of time, the weight of existence and the intimacy of secrets.

Her subjects are authentic but always seem to disappear, they are ghosts that never show themselves in their entirety, impenetrable, enigmatic and disturbing spirits.

The photographs of Marit Beer involve us and drag us away from reality, they are ancient paintings faded by time.

Follow her.

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The mysterious photography of Joanne Leah

The mysterious photography of Joanne Leah

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 days ago · Photography

The Brooklyn artist Joanne Leah creates beautiful photographiy that bring the observer into a mysterious journey through her intellectual-surreal world.

Her intent is to examine the relationship between human form, objects, materials, and conventions, transforming each of them into something very different and far.

Using different color palettes, yellow, green, red and purple, she uses the human body as if it were a design element.

Her contents are all inspired by her childhood memories and explore issues such as isolation, detachment and identity.

Apparently violent, each image expresses a concept that, through her subconscious, come to life with an object or subject in tune with her visions.

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