Calderstones Park – A Life Not Sweet Anymore

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20 – 26 September 2010

Is applicable to Italy now? The country of the “Sweet Life” has become a surreal labyrinth, where absurdity and irrationality among men is the constant? It is the answer given in the key photographic collective Pommefritz, composed by Max Boschini and Mauro Manuini, which adds in this occasion occasion their friend Marco Brioni.

Surrealism: literary and artistic movement characterized by the denial of the traditional means of expression of the Reason in favour of instinctive or metaphorical registrations of psichic automatisms, dreamy or hypnotic sensations, in the contest of a reality often felt like a labirint supported by absurdity and dialectic of cruelty between the men.

Is applicable to Italy now? The country of the “Sweet Life” has become a surreal labyrinth, where absurdity and irrationality among men is the constant? It is the answer given in the key photographic collective Pommefritz, composed by Max Boschini and Mauro Manuini, which adds in this occasion occasion their friend Marco Brioni.

The exhibition, part of the “Independents Liverpool Biennial 2010” will be held at the Coach House in Calderstones Park 20-26 September and will be reflected through forty shots, which show not a commonplace situation of Italy, but the mood of those who, as an artist, operates between indifference, arrogance, short-sightedness and ignorance.

The selection of photographs, prepared for the occasion by Loris Franzini give us a glimpse of marginal Italy, crowded of men aware of their own destiny and, ultimately, a little bit crazy, divided between fable and drama, sentimental passions and social contradictions. A life not sweet anymore, but quite bitter.

Part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial strand.

Open: Mon-Sat 10.00 – 16.00

Venue details:
The Coach House, Calderstones Park

Menlove Avenue, Liverpool L18 3JD

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