curated by Andrea Simi
Lunario is a thirty-year photographic journey (from 1968 to 1999) on the theme of the Moon, along with all its entourage of philosophical, literary and mythological meanings. Guidi records this series of lunar apparitions, measuring up to the technological aspects of the photographic medium, with its mechanical nature and its vocation for the investigation of optical, physical and natural phenomena. His is a search for a direct relationship with the early days of photography, coupled with his aptitude towards verification, also in self-reflexive, meta-photographic terms – a constant feature in his work.
The exhibition has been realised by Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contemporanea in association with Comune di Rubiera, and features the series from one of Guidi’s most recent publications (Lunario 1968-1999, Mack, London 2020) as well as some unpublished material.
Guido Guidi (Cesena,1941). In 1959 he enrolled at School of Architecture Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), and then at Corso superiore di disegno industriale (Advanced Course of Industrial Design) in Venice which included courses by Bruno Zevi, Carlo Scarpa, Bruno Munari, Luigi Veronesi and Italo Zannier. Since the late 1960s, his photographic research has turned its eye to contemporary landscapes, particularly the marginal ones of suburban Italy. In 1989, together with Paolo Costantini and William Guerrieri, he launched the cultural association Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contemporanea, based in Rubiera (Reggio Emilia).
He is visiting professor of Photography at: Accademia di Belle Arti, Ravenna; Design and Arts Department at IUAV, Venice; ISIA, Urbino; Department of Architecture at University of Bologna (Cesena Campus). Among his exhibitions: CCB Lisboa; Huis Marseille; Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam; Fondation HCB, Paris; ICCD, Rome; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Venice Biennale; CCA, Montreal; New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque; MCA, Chicago; DARC-MAXXI, Rome.
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