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Shots on the World. Riccardo Zipoli's exhibition "Confini di passaggio"

from 12/09/2019 to 06/01/2020

In Massa Marittima, at the Museum Complex of San Pietro all'Orto, Corso Diaz 36, until 3 November, the Riccardo Zipoli exhibition entitled "Passage Boundaries" can be visited. Thirty photographs (1972 - 2017) ". A series of photographs that are proposed as possible tesserae of a rich and evocative mosaic trying to offer a representative picture of the subjects and photographic methods followed over the years by Zipoli but also taking care to show, of each country, a trait that he seemed distinctive. These are shots taken by the artist in various countries such as: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Mexico , Mongolia, Oman, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, USA, Yemen. The exhibition was initially exhibited in Lignano Sabbiedoro (Ud) on the occasion of the Hemingway Prize 2019 won by Riccardo Zipoli with the book “In Domo Foscari. Memories and images of a university ”.

In fact, Zipoli taught Persian language and literature at the Ca ’Foscari University in Venice but at the same time he carried out an intense activity as a photographer with exhibits on display in Italy and abroad. He has also collaborated with Massa Marittima in the past to create the three-year project "The trilogy of the gaze" which involved seventy junior high school students over a three-year period in a process of observation of reality that led to the creation of three exhibitions. "I found myself working as a photographer almost without realizing it - explains Zipoli -, my training in the photographic field is in fact superimposed with that of an Iranian: I made the first shots stimulated by the desire to portray that beautiful country, then the situation it has evolved. The landscape models of Iran have lost their original primacy and my way of photographing has changed perspective. I began to exercise greater inventiveness towards not only subjects but also shooting, processing and printing techniques ".