Curated by Urs Stahel
Fondazione MAST presents Displaced, the first anthological exhibition of artist Richard Mosse. Curated by Urs Stahel, the exhibition presents a wide selection of the Irish photographer’s work, exploring the boundaries between documentary photography and contemporary art through the motifs of Migration, Conflict and Climate Change, which in turn highlight the point at which different social, economic and political changes clash.
On show at Fondazione MAST are 77 large format photographs including Mosse’s most recent work, taken from the series Tristes Tropiques (2020), which was shot in the Brazilian Amazon. In addition to these extraordinary images, the exhibition also features two large-scale immersive video installations, The Enclave (2013) and Incoming (2017), a large 16-channel video wall Grid (Moria) (2017) and the video Quick (2010).
Photographer Richard Mosse (1980, Kilkenny, Ireland) lives and works in New York.
His early photographic works focus on the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the border between the United States and Mexico, and show his interest in the effects of conflict in zones of crisis. He became considerably better known as a result of his work between 2010 and 2015 during the wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which resulted in the Infra series and the video installation The Enclave.
Between 2014 and 2018 he produced the series Heat Maps and the video Incoming, along the migratory routes from the Middle East and Africa towards Europe. For the video installation The Enclave and the video projection Incoming, he collaborated with director of photography Trevor Tweeten and composer and sound designer Ben Frost. From 2018 to 2020 he worked in the Amazon rainforest, producing the series Ultra and the most recent series, Tristes Tropiques. In the first he celebrates the fragile beauty of nature, while in the second he documents the dramatic impact of deforestation.