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EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION

A view of Peeping Tom's La Visita/Tryptich - FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA

A view of Peeping Tom’s la Visita/Tryptich by Arianna Arcara is among the exhibitions of this edition of Fotografia Europea.

The project, commissioned by I Teatri di Reggio Emilia in collaboration with Collezione Maramotti, represents a photographic interpretation by Arcara of the Belgian dance theatre company Peeping Tom’s productions La Visita, site specific at Collezione Maramotti, and Triptych, staged at Teatro Valli during the Festival Aperto 2021.

The exhibition opens on May 29th – 7pm.
Arianna will talk about the project Saturday 30th – 7pm at Chiostri di San Pietro.

The exhibition will be on show at sala Verdi, Teatro Ariosto, until June 12th.

Display and settings by Fabio Cherstich.

EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION

Coming of age - Fondation Louis Vuitton

Arianna Arcara and Claudio Majorana are part of the collective exhibition Coming of age at Fondation Louis Vuitton in honour of Virgil Abloh.
The exhibition will be open from today until April 27th.

“In 2019, Virgil Abloh curated a group exhibition titled “Coming of Age” in Los Angeles, California. Presented in creative partnership with Little Big Man Gallery, the exhibition centred around the concept, diversities and complexities of male youth and boyhood – traversing class, race, social economics, subcultures, isolation, and camaraderie. “Coming of Age” travelled to Paris, Beijing, Milan, New York, Munich, Tokyo and Seoul, allowing students, artists, and local communities access to a DIY “copy center”, to build and create their own zines with their favourite artworks from the exhibition.

A physical embodiment and homage to Virgil Abloh’s world, “Coming of Age” in Paris regroups, reimagines and expands this original exhibition and its narrative story. A tribute to a hands-on creator, the exhibition encourages activities and participation, combining physical events with digital activations. Visitors become participants, alongside artists, photographers, musicians, directors, and animators. Diverse but united, the participants serve as an illustration of Virgil Abloh’s mission and achievement to democratise the dream embodied by Louis Vuitton, rendering it a domain open to the aspirations of people from all walks of life, all ages, all genders and all races.”

Exhibition curated by Be Good Studios.

Cesura Publish

Cesura Publish

Spring Book Tour

On the occasion of the launch of the new books Scalandrê by Marco Zanella and Whatever by Chiara Fossati, Cesura Publish presents its first Tour: the two photographers from Cesura will travel throughout Italy to promote their works in bookstores, studios, photographic spaces and schools.
Directly from the voices of the two authors the story of the birth and the achievement of the two editorial projects: Marco Zanella will tell about his first book named Scalandrê: a project carried out over three years in Cotignola, a small agricultural town in Northern Italy, investigating what has often been defined “the end of peasant civilization”, straddling the world before and after the pandemic.

Chiara Fossati will talk about the birth of Whatever: a book born from the personal experience of the author when, in the height of her adolescence, she was looking for adventures and freedom and about how she found herself in the midst of the declining golden age of the Rave movement , with a camera hanging around her neck. A journey that began on the road, starting from the streets of Cotignola and those from all over Europe traveled by ravers and which continues on the road for Marco and Chiara, crossing the cities of Italy to talk live about photography with the audience.

ONGOING PROJECT

ONGOING PROJECT

UKRAINE

Our photographers are currently working in several territories in Ukraine to cover the events that followed the launch of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine’s east on February 24th. These photographs were selected from their coverage of the war’s devastating impact all over the country, mostly focusing on how the conflict is affecting civilians and their lives.

OPEN CALL

OPEN CALL

PHOTOBUSTER LUNIGIANA OPEN CALL

3-11 June 2022 – Zeri (MS), Tuscany.
Application deadline: 25 April 2022
On the occasion of  LunigianaLandArt festival, Cesura launches a call for a new chapter of Photobuster project.
Four photographers from Cesura will select, through this call, three photographers from the geographical area of Lunigiana (Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria) and together they will document the Lunigiana territory during a photographic residence (3-11 June), at the end of which an exhibition will be held.
You can send a pdf with your portfolio of maximum 20 pages to info@cesura.it with the subject “OPEN CALL PHOTOBUSTER LUNIGIANA – PARTICIPANT’S NAME”, a short description of yourself, why you want to participate and an idea of the project you would like to investigate during the Photobuster in Lunigiana.

ANDY ROCCHELLI GRANT

ANDY ROCCHELLI GRANT

WINNER + SPECIAL MENTIONS

The jury of the Andy Rocchelli Grant gathered and is pleased to announce that THE YOSHIDA DORMITORY STUDENT’S HISTORY by Kanta Nomura is the winner of the first edition of our Grant.

We are extremely happy with the amount of titles and the high quality of dummies we received, reason why the jury decided to give two special mentions to Mikhail Bushkov with the project Zürich and to Angelo Vignali with the project How to raise a hand.

We want to thank all the participants and the jury for being part of this first edition of the Andy Rocchelli Grant.

2021 Jury
David Campany, Tamara Corm, Arianna Arcara and Lucia Rocchelli.

President of the Jury
Alex Majoli

The first edition of the grant is a project promoted and supported by Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per il turismo.

CESURA PUBLISH

CESURA PUBLISH

Scalandrê

Scalandrê is a word from the regional dialect of Romagna, Italy, which means “out of season, out of phase”, referring to people, animals or plants. It is the title of the first book by Marco Zanella, a project carried out over three years in Cotignola, a small agricultural town in Northern Italy. It investigates what has often been defined as “the end of peasant civilization”, straddling the world before and after the pandemic.

The book tells of a local reality put to the test by the advance of the new digital society and by an alienating sense of time; a place where the natural rhythm of the seasons, festivals and rituals, that had always marked the life of a farming community, risks being upset and lost. In this small cosmos, life doesn’t seem to be running against time, but on a parallel track, without conflict.

Marco Zanella’s images bear witness to a community’s commitment to preserving ancient traditions and collective memories from accelerated change.

Curated and Edited by Alex Majoli and Arianna Arcara
Design by Alberto Bolzonetti / Muttnik

Softcover, Federigoni Arena Paper
24×32 cm / 13 x 10 in
104 pages, 58 photos
Offset
First edition
ISBN 978-88-945611-4-2
Printed in Italy, July 2021

CESURA PUBLISH

CESURA PUBLISH

Whatever

Whatever is the story of my adopted family and of a dream we shared with thousands of kids like us: to live in a world where rules or constrictions didn’t exist.”

“I was a teenager looking for adventures and freedom who found herself in the midst of the declining golden age of the rave movement, with a camera hanging around my neck. At that time, no one saw any good in us or in what we were doing, just as no one even bothered to look into rave culture. I remember the looks filled with disgust and judgment that followed us everywhere, and how we just learned not to give a damn, because we believed in our dreams and the alternative life we were pursuing. Looking back to this project after years, I can’t deny that it was the freest and fullest time of my life; but that fairytale was saturated with asphalt, mud, dust and rich in enemies, and soon our teenage dream crashed into a wall. Surely, we allowed ourselves to be fascinated by the unknown, and learned to find the strength to express all that we are, so that nobody and nothing could stop us from pursuing our dreams, whatever they may be.”

Curated by Arianna Arcara and Alex Majoli
Graphic design by Studio Moretti Visani

Hardback, handmade silver spray*
28×28 cm / 11×11 in
96 pages, 54 photos
Offset
A5 Xerox zine on fluo paper included
First edition

*cover design may vary

CESURA PUBLISH

CESURA PUBLISH

OPERA APERTA

“Theatricality must restore and cross over from side to side, existence and flesh.” Antonin Artaud

With SCENE, Alex Majoli has generated new interpretations about the relationship between men and their daily theatricality. In Opera Aperta, the author takes up the previously developed discourse and exasperates the ambiguity between reality and fiction – “In February 2020, I was in Reggio Emilia, where I was working on a new chapter of my SCENE project, my long-term photographic research about the theatricality of everyday life. While I was searching for new turning points, the pandemic started insinuating itself in my photos; on March 8th, I decided to interrupt the project to photograph the situation in the country. After over a year, I picked the story up again. Opera Aperta is the result of this work; not just photography, but an open paragraph on the contemporary tragedy of Covid-19.”

30×40 cm / 12×16 in
128 pages, 76 photos
Offset
First edition
ISBN 978-88-945611-1-1
Printed in Italy, May 2021

SUPPORT US

SUPPORT US

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Since the day our group came together under the name of CESURA, the people who believed in our project and mission made a huge difference helping us reach our goals. With the SUPPORT US campaign we ask for your help to directly support our projects, our independent Publishing house and our Lab.
You can choose among 3 annual plans with different benefits like a web studio visit of CESURA’s headquarters with one of our members and gadgets (artist notebook with some of our photographers’ pictures on the cover, an original clipper lighter and a cotton tote bag, both with our Never never never give up motto). You can also choose between a signed Open edition print or a 30-minute One to One session to have a chat with a photographer of your choice. Last but not least, a limited edition poster made by the one and only Paolo Ventura!

SUPPORT US

SUPPORT US

PAOLO VENTURA X CESURA

Artist Paolo Ventura opens our SUPPORT US campaign with a unique work donated and created exclusively for CESURA. The artwork is the result of a combination of acrylic colors and stencils on wrapping paper 140 x 100 cm and is inspired by our motto NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP.
This collaboration, in which the Milanese artist was given complete freedom, is the first of a series of special works created by various international artists.
Ventura’s reproduction is printed on Arctic Volume White 200gr paper format, size 68 x 98cm, and is in a limited edition.
Find this special poster inside 2 of our memberships.