FE 2015

Un progetto del Comune di Reggio nell'Emilia
Comune di Reggio Emilia – Città delle persone

  • Asynchronous – IV Dosis of confirmation © Jules Spinatsch
    Asynchronous – IV Dosis of confirmation © Jules Spinatsch
  •  Asynchronous – I Red Mirage S © Jules Spinatsch
    Asynchronous – I Red Mirage S © Jules Spinatsch
  • Asynchronous – III The missing 20 minutes © Jules Spinatsch
    Asynchronous – III The missing 20 minutes © Jules Spinatsch

Jules Spinatsch, Asynchronous


A cura di Daniele De Luigi


Asynchronous is a visual project, divided into different sections, which investigates the history of nuclear technology from the Cold War to the present day through little-known episodes, shedding light on the ideological implications of its civil and military uses.

Jules Spinatsch combines existing material created for educational or promotional purposes with his own videos and photographs (sometimes realized through complex automated camera systems) with a view to deconstructing the propaganda machinery that supports nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. The outcome is a reflection in images upon one of the most controversial aspects of Western technological development in the 20th century and which, to this day, stands as a symbol of the fragile equilibrium of the planet.


Jules Spinatsch (Davos, Switzerland, 1964. Lives and works in Zurich) is one of the most innovative artists to have emerged on the international photography scene in recent years. Over the last ten years he has developed a personal and idiosyncratic approach towards documentary photography that has enabled him, by means of automated cameras and other high-tech equipment, to create visually impactful installations through which to explore key topics in contemporary society: the exercise of political power, controlling societies and the implications of technological progress.

His work has been exhibited at numerous venues, including: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Fotomuseum, Winterthur; San Francisco MoMA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam; CCC Strozzina, Florence. He has received prestigious awards, including: Swiss Art Award, UBS Cultural Foundation Art Award, DU Magazin/Greenpeace Photo Award, and International BMW Photography Prize Paris Photo. In 2005 his monograph Temporary Discomfort received the best photography book award at the Rencontres D’Arles, France.


Sunday, May 17_12pm_Chiostri di San Domenico

Exhibition Asynchronous guided tour with the artist Jules Spinatsch and the curator Daniele De Luigi

exhibitione venue

Chiostri di San Domenico
via Dante Alighieri, 11
42121 Reggio Emilia


opening hours

• during the inaugural days
05/15 › 7pm - midnight
05/16 › 10am - midnight
05/17 › 10am - midnight
• from May 22 to July 26 the exhibits are open from friday to sunday
Friday › 4pm-11pm
Saturday › 10am-11pm
Sunday and holidays › 10am-8pm


Chiostri di San Domenico