Franco Vimercati

may 11 - sep 29, 1995
via r. farneti 10

The exhibition shows the most important moments of twenty-five years of activity of the artist, the photographer Franco Vimercati. It intends to give an insight into the debate on contemporary photography by presenting this severe and withdrawn experience, a clear research on the intrinsic values of photography and its linguistic possibilities.

His work relies on a deep knowledge of history of art and of photography (Vimercati started by painting but switched to photography in the late sixties) and can be rightly placed in the trend that has chosen a systematic approach to art, a trend that stars from Muybridge, includes Atget and Sander up to Becher, and has nourished itself with the conceptual an minimalist experiences of the last decade.