Photographs and videos from the Linea di Confine Collection

curated by Antonello Frongia

In collaboration with Municipality of Rubiera


The theme of relationships has always been at the heart of , Linea di Confine 30-year activity. A recurring theme in a number of projects has been photography’s power to establish meaningful relationships between the self and the outside world, between individual gaze and collectivity (e.g. in the series by Stephen Shore on Luzzara, one of the topoi of post-war photography). Equally important are the relationships between the signs that make up our field of vision – traces of contacts, events, stories, and biographies waiting to be grasped and pieced back together (as in the explorations of Guido Guidi, Marina Ballo, Marcello Galvani, and Sabrina Ragucci). But most of all it is the relationships between people, individuals, and the social groups that make up the contemporary civitas, the civilisation of onlookers of which photography is at the same time a witness, an interpreter, and a mediator (e.g. in the series by Tim Davis, Paola De Pietri, William Guerrieri, Francesco Neri and Raimond Wouda).


The exhibition presented here features a new thematic itinerary among the photographs and videos of the Linea di Confine Collection, dedicated to the themes of existence, interpersonal bonds, and social relations. The dialogue established between the works on show intends to put forward a new reflection on what Jorge Ribalta has recently defined as “the public space of photography.”


The photographers featured include Fabrizio Albertini, Cesare Ballardini, Lewis Baltz, Marina Ballo Charmet, Olivo Barbieri, Tim Davis, Paola De Pietri, Vittore Fossati, Marcello Galvani, Frank Gohlke, William Guerrieri, Guido Guidi, Axel Hütte, Allegra Martin, Francesco Neri, Sabrina Ragucci, Marco Signorini, Michael Schmidt, Stephen Shore and Raimond Wouda.



exhibition venue

Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contemporanea


via Fontana 2 – Rubiera, Reggio Emilia




opening hours

13 April – 9 June 2019

opening on Saturday, April 13th, 6pm

Saturday and Sunday  10 am -1 pm / 4 pm-7 pm

Other days by appointment


free entrance



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