From 16 to 26 September, the Italian Institute of Photography is hosting the winning exhibition of Idee Photo Contest. It is called “S O S P E S A“, the eponymous photographic project by Lello Muzio. We have already wrote about Lello Muzio, an Italian photographer oriented towards new visual languages and focused on the exploration of empty spaces, scenes of everyday life and, more generally, on storytelling. On the occasion of this exhibition – curated by Anna Mola – the photographer is exhibiting his project ‘Sospesa’, consisting of eight conceptual photography images that illustrate the mood of suspension through the cinematic representation of ordinary people and everyday objects.
«It is very interesting to see how the author focuses on infinitesimal details, which no one would notice but which become protagonists, isolated from the whole context» – Anna Mola explains in the curatorial text – «Those small drops of congealed wax on the base of the candelabra, where did they come from? Why was a candle lit? Was it a sad or cheerful occasion? Is that green chair about to welcome a guest or did a person just get up? These small sets are made up of real objects, like film sets; they even reflect the aesthetics. And just like a film, we don’t ask ourselves what happens to the characters after ‘the end’ is written».
At the same time as ‘S O S P E S A’, the exhibition ‘Guide to the 21st Century‘ with images by Francesco Paolo Nolfo, who here exhibits six images from the eponymous series: a b/w street photography project. The shots, taken in different European cities, show passers-by walking down the street or attending an event, while absorbed and enraptured by their smartphones: a vivid and objective portrait of the contemporary world.
The two exhibitions can be visited from 16 September to 26 September at the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia in Milan, via Enrico Caviglia 3. For more information click here.