Progetto Speciale diociottoventicinque

Orizzonti di Rivoluzione (Revolutionary Horizons)

project tutor: Davide Tranchina

What do the words Revolutions, upheavals, changes, utopias really mean to authors born in the Nineties?

Though all coming from different aptitudes, backgrounds and training, the youths from the Speciale 18/25 project outlined a landscape of change and complexity. They may simply be a reflection of the liquid society they’re living in, but the loss of boundaries and points of reference turns into an astounding freedom of thought, freeing our gazes as well. The visual act takes on the force of urgency, thus avoiding dangerous self-referential shifts. The constantly-changing space within which their work appears not to provide any points of reference, yet they operate offering us original, reversed visions characterised by the uninterrupted merging of some of the most significant modes of contemporary photography. The documentary approach alternates with sophisticated forms of mise-en-scène and archives are activated initiated by unpredictable perspectives – attaining the creation of devices activated by their users – as well as singular performative experiences. Their desires, however, seem to meet in the same point: the attempt to introduce us to an “immersive” reality, simultaneously capable of setting in motion opportunities for reflection. And despite an awareness of the risk of failure, they keep venturing towards a utopian horizon.

Marco Barbuglio
Emanuela Bucceri
Letizia Cappella
Matilde Cassarini
Matteo Carretta
Giulia Cellino
Giovanna Colapristi
Giulia Dall’ara
Nicola Di Benedetto
Pasquale Giannelli
Benedetta Manzi
Flavia Mazzarino
Laura Misuraca
Tommaso Suzude Mitsuhiro
Beatrice Migliorati
Raffaele Morabito
Chiara Morolli
Giulia Pantò
Paraskevi Panagiotopoulou
Anna Elena Paraboschi
Ambra Iride Sechi
Fabio Solari
Irene Topan
Valerio Torrisi
Gioele Villani
Mariafrancesca Zeno

Davide Tranchina was born in Bologna in 1972. In 2003 he exhibited at the Spazio Aperto of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Bologna. In 2009 he was one of the artists invited to the Prague Biennale 4. His research 40 notti a Montecristo (40 nights in Montecristo) was presented in premiere at the exhibition Perduti nel paesaggio (Lost in landscape) held at the MART of Rovereto in 2014.

Tranchina’s images have been published in Italian and international photography publications, including Future Images, edited by M. Cresci (24ORE Cultura), Laboratorio Italia. La fotografia nell’arte contemporanea, edited by M. Paderni (Johan & Levi Editore), and Tre strade per la fotografia by L. Panaro (APM Edizioni).

He is one of the winners of the 2010 edition of the Premio Terna 03 for contemporary art. He was the winner of the fourth edition of the Premio Francesco Fabbri for Contemporary Arts 2015, in the Contemporary Photography section.

His works have been acquired for the permanent collections of the Galleria Civica of Modena, UniCredit / MAMbo Bologna, the MART of Rovereto, and UBI – Banca Popolare di Bergamo.

6 pm
Guided tour with Davide Tranchina and the young artists

Exhibition Venue

via Secchi 11
42121 Reggio Emilia


Opening hours

inaugural days
April 20 › 7pm-11pm
April 21 › 10am-11pm
April 22 › 10am-8pm
from April 25 to June 17
Friday, saturday, Sunday› 10am-8pm
special opening
April 25, 26, 30 and May 1 › 10am-8pm