CESURA

WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

BEHIND THE LINES WORKSHOP BY GABRIELE MICALIZZI

CESURA is pleased to announce a new workshop by photographer Gabriele Micalizzi on 22-23 April 2023 with the participation of Luca Steinmann and Ferruccio De Bortoli.

The Behind the Lines workshop aims to provide participants with all the skills necessary to be able to work in reportage photography through a full immersion of 2 days at CESURA headquarter, in Pianello Val Tidone (PC).

Through a discussion moderated by Gabriele Micalizzi between journalist Luca Steinmann and former Corriere della Sera editor Ferruccio De Bortoli, it will address the key points on how to make a good reportage and propose it to editors. The workshop is aimed at those who would like to work in the world of reportage and want to learn the tricks of the trade, but also to photographers who already work in this field and want to deepen their knowledge through a direct confrontation with three professionals. The discussion will range over key issues such as the importance of keeping safe, moving in the field and how to interact with newspapers by responding to their editorial needs without giving up your authorship.

 

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EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION

WHATEVER

WHATEVER exhibition is open in Catania, Sicily at @DueLabGall2ery. Come meet @Chiara_Fossati from 7PM in Via Plebiscito 172. The show will be open until the 30th of April.

Thanks to Carmelo Stompo and Mattia Stompo.

“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…”

EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION

Otium - TRE-DI-CI. Sguardi sui musei di Lombardia

The series Otium by Arianna Arcara is part of the exhibition “TRE-DI-CI. Sguardi sui musei di Lombardia”, opening tonight at Palazzo Reale Milano.

The series is the result of the project by Direzione Regionale Musei Lombardia realized in collaboration with Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, promoted by MiC (Direzione regionale Musei Lombardia) and Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea together with Comune di Milano – Cultura, and produced with Palazzo Reale Milano in occasion of MuseoCity.

The artists exhibiting: Arianna Arcara, Fabio Barile, Claudio Beorchia, Roberto Boccaccino, Alessandro Calabrese, Marina Caneve, Federico Clavarino, Rachele Maistrello, Caterina Morigi, Flavia Rossi, Alessandro Sambini, Delfino Sisto Legnani, Vaste Programme.

The exhibition will be open from 03.03.23 until 02.04.23.

SHOP

SHOP

NOTEBOOK 02

A5 double-sided artist notebook.
Each one comes with two different covers shot by Cesura’s photographers, 9 different notebooks to collect.

Softcover, Arena White Smooth 300gr
14,8×21 cm / 5,5×8,3 in
120 pages, Arena Ivory Smooth 90gr
Color Offset
Rounded corners
Printed in Italy, May 2021

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CESURA FANZINE #04

CESURA FANZINE #4 is out. This year’s theme is “EARLY STAGE or how we started looking at things.” The publication brings together a selection of our collective members’ early works. Every image comes from the first images we took or the initial projects we developed. Each picture has been cropped to highlight the focus on the things that caught our attention at the beginning when photography was the most instinctive and pure act.

Inside the fanzine, you will find a poster of the collage inspired by this year’s theme.

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SOUVENIR

Souvenir is a poetry collection divided into five sections.
Souvenir, from French “to come to mind”, evokes the ability to remember in a tangible way: distant thoughts in space and time that come in faces, objects, and places.
Lorenzo Cianchi’s poetic and photographic images, selected by CESURA collective, explore narrative duplicity to convey immediacy.

The five booklets, protected in a slipcase, remind us of the accordion-style folding postcards, that were very popular until a few years ago and can be read individually or as stages of human life. From birth to death, passing through youth and maturity: the childish levity, the preadolescence, the difficulty of deciphering desire, the sense of lack. Poetic words welcome photography; together, they become postcards from emotional places that dwell the human.
Poems on one side and photographs on the other: a eulogy to the anisotropic ways people feel, believing that literature – unlike reality – doesn’t necessarily need an end.
Edited by Boîte Editions and Cesura Publish.

First edition of 120 copies
Printed in Italy, November 2022
ISBN 9788894703818
Texts by Lorenzo Cianchi
Photos by Cesura
Translations by Federica Duani
Design by Valentina Bigaran
53,9 x 38,5 in / 13,7 x 9,8 cm
8 pages each booklet, 40 photos

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TIK TOK TAK

All photographs shown in this publication were taken in Italy in the Summer of 2022 as the national election campaign unfolded.

Text by Leonardo Bianchi.
Softcover
9,2×13 in / 23,5×33 cm
48 pages, 33 photos
Color digital print
First edition of 200
Hand numbered
Printed in Italy, October 2022

 

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Ukraina Revolution III

In February 2014 Andy Rocchelli documented the protests in Kyiv that led to the Ukrainian revolution, also known as the Maidan revolution. Once back at Cesura headquarters, Andy realized a fanzine called Ukraina Revolution, which contains a sequence of photographs taken in those days in Maidan Square during the clashes. The fanzine, produced by Cesura Publish in the first edition of 50 copies, was then reprinted in a second edition, also in 2014.
Ukraina Revolution III, in its third edition, returns with a revised and expanded sequence of images.

We dedicate this third edition of Ukraina Revolution to our friends Andy Rocchelli and Andrei Mironov, who were killed by the Ukrainian army on May 24th, 2014, in Sloviansk while documenting the conditions of civilians trapped in the middle of the Donbas conflict.

This is a project promoted and supported by the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.

Handbound softcover 27,0 X 41,0 cm
42 pages, 21 photos Digital print
Printed in Italy, May 2022

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A view of Peeping Tom

The project, commissioned by I Teatri di Reggio Emilia in collaboration with Collezione Maramotti, represents a photographic interpretation by Arianna Arcara of the Belgian dance theatre company Peeping Tom’s productions La Visita, site specific at Collezione Maramotti from November 4 to 7, 2021, and Triptych, staged at Teatro Valli in occasion of Festival Aperto 2021.
Arcara followed Peeping Tom’s creative process first at Collezione Maramotti, where they staged improvised performances that resulted in the site-specific production “La Visita,” to then move to the Teatro Municipale Valli to work on the acclaimed trilogy “The missing door, The lost room, and The hidden floor,” winner of the Fedora – Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2021.

The catalogue “A view of Peeping Tom’s la Visita/Triptych by Arianna Arcara” stands as one of the two project outcomes together with the homonymous exhibition on show during Fotografia Europea 2022, Reggio Emilia.

Curated by Arianna Arcara
Text by Silvia Bottani, Marinella Guatterini, Monica Poggi
Design by Arianna Arcara, Silvia Castagnoli
Translation by Johanna Bishop, Anna Carruthes

First edition
ISBN 9788894561173
Printed in Italy, Maggio 2022
Hardback
21×25 cm / 8,2×9,8 in
80 pages
303 photo
Offset

Promoted and supported by Fondazione I Teatri, Reggio Emilia, and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.