Playing

Winnicott’s account of play is useful because it offers a description of how and why some artworks are effective on some and not others, how the experience of game-play is meaningful and potentially liberating, and why play is a recurring component of social relations and adult life.

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David J. Getsy

Complexity vs. Interest

There are fewer people because I realized: if I increase the complexity, it doesn’t necessarily make it more interesting.

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Massimo Vitali & Silvia Camporesi

Domenica d’agosto | A Sunday in August

[His work] reminds me of "Domenica d’agosto” (A Sunday in August) by Luciano Emmer, that incredible 1950 film based on a story by Sergio Amidei and a screenplay by Franco Brusati, where, in the hot days of a beach in Ostia, six different stories intersect.

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Leonardo Cassini

Horror Vacui

Since before the Renaissance paintings were full: on the bottom you would find the patrons who had commissioned the work, normally on the right side, then the knights, saints, Madonnas, kids, and angels. Why shouldn’t we be able to take photographs with the same configuration?

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Rosa Carnevale

Something Animal

Despite the large number of people in many of the scenes and regardless to the photographer’s visibility to them in their own field of view, only a handful of people ever seem to be looking at him (that is, at us).

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Whitney Davis

Selection, Pt. 4

All street photography has always focused on searching for something significant in ordinary situations. Instead I don’t look for anything significant but I do invent great stories. Irrelevant.

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Mirta d'Argenzio & Massimo Vitali

Dancefloor Panorama

Each photographed tribe has its own look, references and music, but they also share common hopes, or utopias; a desire for community, for a generational unity, for a transcendency through sound and dance.

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Jean-Yves Leloup

Selection, Pt. 3

When film disappeared – and today it has no reason for being – and with a certain quality having been obtained in digital photography, I went ahead with digital photography.

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Mirta d'Argenzio & Massimo Vitali

Non Existence Stories

In conversation with Luke Blackall from London Live, at the occasion of the opening of my show "Short Stories" at Mazzoleni Gallery in London.

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London Live

Selection, Pt. 2

In 1997 I had already started to make the beaches series and in the winter I thought that the discotheques might be a winter substitute for the beaches.

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Mirta d'Argenzio & Massimo Vitali