Alessandro Calabrese

-the ashes of photography-

20140212 Michelangelo (2012/2016) by Alessandro CalabreseTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

With a process of constant juxtapositions and subtraction

the artist transforms the ashes of photography, as commonly understood. His work is the consequence of a constant dialogue with the imagery.

Untitled (2017) by Alessandro CalabreseTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

Calabrese deconstructs images, blurring the borders of the figurative representation and bringing them to a life of similarity and dissimilarity in a sort of vicious circle.

20140505 Flavio (2012/2016) by Alessandro CalabreseTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

In the series “A Failed Entertainment” the artist decides to sacrifice his own role as author of the work, delegating the choice of those photographs found online that make up the final work to software.

Untitled (2017) by Alessandro CalabreseTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

While in "The Long Thing", Calabrese abandons the camera once again, going back to ‘writing with light’ through the use of a scanner: files, folders, elastic bands, sticky tape, squared paper and documents are transformed through movements, shifts and mechanical action.

Untitled, Alessandro Calabrese, 2017, From the collection of: THAT'S CONTEMPORARY
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20140207 Neil (2012/2016) by Alessandro CalabreseTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

Untitled (2017) by Alessandro CalabreseTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

The artist after his degree in Architecture from the IUAV in Venice, in 2012 he was awarded a Master in Photography and Visual Design from the NABA in Milan (the New Academy of Fine Arts).

Untitled (2017) by Alessandro CalabreseTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

Then he moved to Amsterdam where he worked as an assistant to the photographer Hans Van Der Meer and at Paradox, developing his interest in photography publishing. Chosen by Foam in 2015 as among the 21 up-and-coming talents of international photography, his work was featured at the Atelier Neerlandais (Paris), De Markten (Brussels) and the Beaconsfield Gallery (London) with the project "A Failed Entertainment". With the same project, he took part in the group show 2016 - Sulla Nuova Fotografia Italiana at Viasaterna (Milan), and he also won the Graziadei Prize at the MACRO Museum (Rome). In 2017 his first solo show "Impasseis" exhibited in Viasaterna and in 2018 he participates at "Casino Palermo", a residency program hosted by the Milanese gallery in Palermo, Sicily.

Untitled (2017) by Alessandro CalabreseTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

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This virtual exhibition was brought together with Viasaterna gallery

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