left: #R, 2015 © Satoshi Fujiwara right: #R, 2015 © Satoshi Fujiwara
|“An increasing number of freelance reporters daily documents social and political events within and on the edges of the European Union, producing images that, although free from any rigid classification standards, seem to be nonetheless subject to specific aesthetic, accessibility, spatial and content regimes.” – Curator Luigi Alberto Cippini
Osservatorio presents “EU” an anthological exhibition by Japanese photographer Satoshi Fujiwara. Along with some of the most significant works by the artist, EU includes also “5K Confinement”, a commission realized for “Belligerent Eyes”, an experimental media research project on image production hosted at Fondazione Prada in Venice in Summer 2016.
|Satoshi Fujiwara (Kobe, Japan, 1984), produces a new emerging lexicon initiating a pressing and critical action on the gazer, through the focal length set from portrayed subjects and the heterogeneous definition of his photographs, diverting from the standards of photo-journalism and from an exclusively documentary dimension.
As explained by Cippini, the exhibition set-up is “a conglomeration of definition formats and standards which documents the inurement to image consumption, as well as the necessity to dialogue with less visible means of contemporary propaganda”.