Photography and Art

roundtable discussion

Prato, Palazzo Banci Buonamici, October 15th, 2011

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Thirty years after the first edition of "Photography and technological unconscious" by Franco Vaccari, and after thirty years of activity, Dryphoto contemporary art organized a roundtable discussion and comparison of various calls to the worlds of art to confront the specificity of the photographic medium.
Franco Vaccari elaborates the concept of technological unconscious by the end of the seventies, starting from the problems of art of that period.
1979 was an important year for photography in Italy for a big event: Venice '79: The photograph, an event made ​​up of international exhibitions, conferences, workshops, getting great attention by the operators sector and public, and promotes many activities around photography, until then, in Italy, very small.
The third edition of "Photography and technological unconscious", by Roberta Valtorta, published by Einaudi in 2011, contains other writings of Franco Vaccari dedicated to photography, writings that have influenced the Italian photography.
These are the invited speakers at the roundtable: Franco Vaccari artist, author of numerous theoretical texts, some of which are dedicated to photography, Roberta Valtorta scientific director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Cinisello Balsamo, the first and only public museum of photography in Italy; Pier Luigi Tazzi curator of Spread in Prato from 2002, Matteo Chini professor of Phenomenology of contemporary Arts at the Academy of Fine arts in Carrara; breeder curator Lorenzo Bruni for the 2010/2011 edition of the Premio Furla 2010/11; Alba Braza Boïls project co-director of the nonprofit Otro Espacio, Valencia, Spain. Coordinator of the conference, Sauro Lusini from 1980 to 2009 responsible for the Archivio Fotografico Toscano.

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