METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OFFICIAL ACQUISITION

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art has officially acquired "SCULPTURES", the latest book of Alessandro Rizzi into the MET Library permanent collection."

 

OFFICIAL ACQUISITION HERE

Sculptures by Alessandro Rizzi is a book whose photographs were shot over the timespan of a few hours in Washington D.C. on December 14, 2014, and more precisely, during the civil rights protests that took place in the capital after the fatal shooting and civil unrest originating in Ferguson. Rizzi gives back a sharp and paradigmatic work on American society as a whole, and on the importance of a political demonstration that is a sign of the times and is coherent to its prescribed script.


 

THE HUMAN GEOGRAPHY PROJECT - ALESSANDRIA. 2018

I'm glad to announce a long term project I've been ask to shoot in Alessandria for ConfAgricoltura. Curated by Victor de Circasia, a Royal College of Art Professor in London and me, the year's assignment will be focused around the concept of Human Geography  as a guideline for a new idea of Landscape.

JOAN FLASCH ARTIST BOOK COLLECTION - OFFICIAL ACQUISITION

"The Prestigious Joan Flash Artist Book Collection in Chicago has officially acquired "SCULPTURES", the latest book of Alessandro Rizzi into their Art Permanent Art Collection."

 

OFFICIAL ACQUISITION HERE

Sculptures by Alessandro Rizzi is a book whose photographs were shot over the timespan of a few hours in Washington D.C. on December 14, 2014, and more precisely, during the civil rights protests that took place in the capital after the fatal shooting and civil unrest originating in Ferguson. Rizzi gives back a sharp and paradigmatic work on American society as a whole, and on the importance of a political demonstration that is a sign of the times and is coherent to its prescribed script.

M.o.M.A. OFFICIAL ACQUISITION

"The Museum of Modern Art has officially acquired "SCULPTURES", the latest book of Alessandro Rizzi into the M.o.M.A. Library permanent collection."

 

OFFICIAL ACQUISITION HERE

Sculptures by Alessandro Rizzi is a book whose photographs were shot over the timespan of a few hours in Washington D.C. on December 14, 2014, and more precisely, during the civil rights protests that took place in the capital after the fatal shooting and civil unrest originating in Ferguson. Rizzi gives back a sharp and paradigmatic work on American society as a whole, and on the importance of a political demonstration that is a sign of the times and is coherent to its prescribed script.


 

 

 

 

 

TOFM - THE OFFICIAL FERRARI MAGAZINE

THE OFFICIAL FERRARI MAGAZINE.
 

Ferrari, the most famous brand worldwide, asked to me to shoot one of their cars for the Magazine, to relate my personal and poetical vision with brand identity. 

The assignment for T.O.F.M. has been a great way to investigate the relations between Ferrari and the my Home region, culture's identity.   

Felice che il brand più famoso del mondo mi abbia chiesto di lavorare sulla poesia che lega la Ferrari alla Romagna per narrare l'identità di una terra unica come la nostra. The Official Ferrari Magazine andrà in tutto in mondo a raccontare un po di noi e di un parte di me. 
Grazie a Sony Italia per il supporto tecnico.
Domani ultimo giorno di shooting e poi via alle danze

L'UTOPIA DELLO SGUARDO

l festival di Fotografia Europea è nato dal pensiero e dal progetto di Luigi Ghirri nel realizzare a Reggio Emilia un centro di fotografia italiana e europea a seguito del successo dei suoi diversi progetti di committenza pubblica come Viaggio in Italia del 1984, partito
da Bari per poi approdare a Reggio Emilia, Esplorazioni lungo la via Emilia del 1986,

Giardini in Europa del 1988 e altri che hanno visto la partecipazione non solamente
di fotografi, ma anche di scrittori, poeti, filosofi e artisti.
Fotografia Europea ha cercato di raccogliere parte della sua eredità e attraverso mostre, committenze, public call per giovani autori ha promosso, seguendo un tema declinato
dal comitato scientifico della manifestazione, la cultura fotografica in Italia e in Europa.
La collezione di Fotografia Europea nasce con la prima edizione del 2006 e si è sviluppata con le edizioni che si sono succedute sino ad oggi.

Sono state acquisite le opere degli autori invitati a svolgere le committenze pubbliche
a Reggio Emilia o nei loro paesi d’origine; oltre che dai progetti e dalle mostre appositamente realizzati per le diverse edizioni di Fotografia Europea.
Quasi duecento fotografi, provenienti da diversi paesi europei,
hanno liberamente interpretato il tema che ogni anno ha caratterizzato la manifestazione.
La collezione, dunque, è un insieme significativo di opere legate ai temi del paesaggio urbano, della figura umana e dello sguardo, affrontati con una particolare attenzione
alla ricerca e alla sperimentazione.
La collezione è conservata presso la Fototeca della Biblioteca Panizzi che in occasione dell’edizione di Fotografia Europea 2018 dedica un percorso selezionando alcune opere
di autori che più si sono avvicinati al tema dello sguardo come visione utopica del mondo.

LECTIO MAGISTRALIS - FUJI PHOTOGRAPHY PRO DAY

LECTIO MAGISTRALIS PER FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 

 

Per l'ultima edizione del Festival di Fotografia Europea, sono stato invitato a parlare della mia Fotografia, di come la intendo nelle sue diverse sfumature o per le scelte che comporta. Di seguito il video della lunga conversazione che ho avuto con l’ottimo Simone Poletti di FotografiaProfessionale.it

 

FULL VIDEO LECTURE - HERE


 

FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2017 - INTERVIEW

The interview scheduled today at 6 pm at the Hotel Astoria in Reggio Emilia. It's Sold Out !

Biography

Alessandro Rizzi nasce a Reggio Emilia nel Dicembre del 1973.
Negli ultimi 10 anni ha vissuto tra Italia, Cina, Libano e Giappone, lavorando al suo Never Ending Project sulle grandi città del mondo e collaborando a diversi progetti editoriali in Italia e all’estero.
Dal 2001 al 2009 ha fatto parte dell’agenzia Grazia Neri e GettyImages, negli stessi anni ha vinto il premio 3M Italia come miglior fotografo italiano.

I suoi lavori sono stati esposti in Europa, Stati Uniti, Medio Oriente e Asia in Festival and Solo exhibitions.
Ha tenuto lectures e lezioni su invito di: Institute Center of Photography di New York , Fondazione Capri, Domus Academy, American University of Beirut, Università di Teramo e Pescara, Domus Magazine, Planar Bari, Fondazione Zimei.

Il suo primo libro, “Vision From Another World” edito da Damiani Editore, è stato oggetto di review e portfolio su diversi magazines internazionali.

Il suo secondo libro, “SCULPTURES” di Yard Press (2015), legato agli eventi di Ferguson e alla comunità afro-americana, è stato inserito da Kaleid Editions London tra i 30 migliori libri d’arte del 2016 ed è entrato nelle collezioni permanenti del M.o.M.a. e del Metropolitan Museum.

Flash Art, Arte e Critica, Velvet e Time Magazine lo hanno inserito tra i maestri della street photography.

INTERVIEW - LA FOTOGRAFIA DELL'URGENZA E DELLA MERAVIGLIA

Ecco una mia lunga intervista con Fotografia Professionale in cui parlo di Fotografia ma più in generale di cosa rappresenti per me. 

-È un processo vitale di vita che chiama vita indirizzandomi verso le cose. 

Se la qualità delle cose che penso è densa, allora la fotografia ne risentirà. 

È un desiderio di meraviglia per cui la fotografia sembra essere uno delle migliori pratiche di ricerca -

FULL INTERVIEW - HERE

FONDAZIONE ZIMEI - MASSIMILIANO SCUDERI IN CONVERSATION WITH ALESSANDRO RIZZI

ALESSANDRO RIZZI
SCULPTURES
a cura di Massimiliano Scuderi

Sabato 10 Dicembre 2016 | ore 18.00

FONDAZIONE ZIMEI
Primo di una trilogia di libri dedicati alla questione dei diritti degli afro-americani, Sculptures Vol. I del fotografo Alessandro Rizzi è stato recentemente acquisito dalle collezioni permanenti del M.o.M.A e del Metropolitan Museum of Art di New York oltre che da diverse istituzioni tra America ed Europa. Sculptures e’ la narrazione intima e concettuale della piu’ grande manifestazione degli afro-americani dai tempi di Martin L. King. Le fotografie scattate a Washington il 13 Dicembre 2014, più precisamente durante la manifestazione di protesta sui diritti civili avvenuta nella capitale dopo le morti e gli scontri di Ferguson, coniugano alla motivazione politica una dimensione intima del progetto legata alla storia dell’autore con la sua compagna, una scrittrice Italo-afro-americana.
Alla presentazione del libro parteciperà l’autore con un’ introduzione di Massimiliano Scuderi.

 

Alessandro Rizzi nasce a Reggio Emilia nel dicembre del 1973.
Negli ultimi dieci anni ha vissuto tra Italia, Cina, Libano e Giappone, lavorando al suo Never Ended Project sulle grandi città del mondo e collaborando a diversi progetti editoriali in Italia e all’estero.
Dal 2001 al 2009 ha fatto parte dell’agenzia Grazia Neri, negli stessi anni ha vinto il premio 3M Italia come miglior fotografo italiano Under 30.
I suoi lavori sono stati esposti in Europa, Stati Uniti, Medio Oriente e Asia in mostre personali e collettive.
Ha tenuto lezioni su invito di: Institute Center of Photography di New York, Fondazione Capri, Domus Academy, American University of Beirut, Università di Teramo e Pescara, Domus Magazine.

© Fondazione Zimei | via Aspromonte 4 – 65015 Montesilvano - Pescara |info@fondazionezimei.it


 

PLANAR BOOKS - 17.06.2016 SCULPTURES by ALESSANDRO RIZZI, LAUNCH BOOK

PLANAR BOOK IS PRESENTING "SCULPTURES" BY ALESSANDRO RIZZI

Bari - June 18. 2016

 

Sculptures by Alessandro Rizzi is a book whose photographs were shot over the timespan of a few hours in Washington D.C. on December 14, 2014, and more precisely, during the civil rights protests that took place in the capital after the fatal shooting and civil unrest originating in Ferguson. Rizzi gives back a sharp and paradigmatic work on American society as a whole, and on the importance of a political demonstration that is a sign of the times and is coherent to its prescribed script, he plays with the fragments and cracks of what could be a historic moment for the struggle of the black community but that does not appear to be so: the sculptures at play in this event are part of a larger scenario that provides for their presence and contribution as actors both united and alone. This kind of structural weakness of the human element does not manifest in what is portrayed in the photographs which always appears to be plastic and structured, but instead lives within this visual paradox, as testimony to the distance in the union, and a fragility, despite the solidity, structure, and plasticity within each one of us.

Abiding by the facts, we can affirm that Sculptures is in all respects an instant book whose photographs were shot over the timespan of a few hours in Washington D.C. on December 14, 2014, and more precisely, during the civil rights protests that took place in the capital after the fatal shooting and civil unrest originating in Ferguson. Rizzi gives back a sharp and paradigmatic work on American society as a whole, and on the importance of a political demonstration that is a sign of the times and is coherent to its prescribed script, he plays with the fragments and cracks of what could be a historic moment for the struggle of the black community but that does not appear to be so: the sculptures at play in this event are part of a larger scenario that provides for their presence and contribution as actors both united and alone. This kind of structural weakness of the human element does not manifest in what is portrayed in the photographs which always appears to be plastic and structured, but instead lives within this visual paradox, as testimony to the distance in the union, and a fragility, despite the solidity, structure, and plasticity within each one of us.

 

 

Planar is an organization based in Bari (IT). Planar’s research focuses on the study of the relationship between the main factors that determine the contemporaneity of the global landscape in which we live, in its material and immaterial dimensions. Planar inquires, through visual art tools, the relationships between technological evolution, authority, landscape transformations and daily life. Throughout different activities and devices including editorial and curatorial projects, Planar aims to create an environment for discussion, debate, research and education. In 2016 was opened Planar Gallery, a storefront with printing and publishing lab. Inside Planar Gallery is also placed the publishing house Planar Books.


 

BEST EUROPEAN ARTIST MAKING BOOKS

ALESSANDRO RIZZI WITH HIS BOOK SCULPTURES HAS BEEN SELECTED HAS ONE OF THE BEST 30 EUROPEAN ARTIST MAKING BOOKS BY KALEID EDITION LONDON. 

THE CERIMONIE WILL BE TAKE PLACE IN OSLO.

“KALEID editions is an impressive initiative to exhibit and distribute a broad selection of artist’s publications – providing a new platform for the flourishing genre of self-published work of European based visual artists and graphic designers.” David Senior, Artists’ Books Bibliographer, MoMA"

KALEID editions represented European-based artists who do books between 2009-2017; disseminating an annual curated selection of artists’ books, for leading arts institutions supporting academic research and future public access.

The founder of KALEID editions, Victoria Browne has since established an academic framework to foster publishing as artistic practice at Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Norway’s leading National Academy of the Arts.

KALEID editions distributed artists’ books to the following institutions and universities:

Europe
Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Norway
MACBA, Spain
Saison Poetry Library, UK
Chelsea College of Arts Library, UK
V&A Museum, National Art Library, UK

USA
Boston Athenaeum
Brooklyn Museum
Clarke Art Institute
Layfayette College
Metropolitan Museum of Art
MoMA
Newberry Library
School of Art Institute Chicago, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection
Swarthmore College Library
Yale Center for British Art
Yale University


 

INTERIVEW WITH JOHANNE ON GRIOT MAGAZINE

THE MARCH OF WASHINGTON THROUGHT THE LENS OF ALESSANDRO RIZZI.

 

Going through the pages of Sculptures my tactile memory went all the way back in time and it felt like hearing my mother telling me “don’t put your fingers on the pictures because you’ll spoil them”. A recommendation that is well rooted in the habits of those who printed photos on paper, despite the coming of the digital dark age, almost fulfilling Vinton Cerf’s omen. A book, an instant book, portraying the story of the march on Washington and of the thousands of people gathering to protest against police violence after the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson (Hands Up, Don’t shoot) and Eric Garner in New York (I can’t breathe) through the lens of a European, Italian photographer, Alessandro Rizzi......

 

INTERVIEW:

GR: “Can a love extend until touching the deepest ropes bonding society? And can a personal story become the access to the heart of civil rights?” Two questions you asked yourself before leaving for Washington. In this project, with respect to your past works, for the first time you have worked on two levels: one is emotional and intimate, the other is social. Tell me all about it.


AR: Both in questions and answers the two levels are always intertwined. Questions were to me the keys of all the reasons that pushed me to leave, even if the emotional level has played a fundamental role.

GR: Why?

AR: From a conceptual point of view this project condenses in one day only – 8 hours – a huge work I made about myself, with the idea of what I could do and that I had to be honest to photograph something that...

 

THE INTERVIEW CONTINUE HERE


 

ABOVE AND BEYOND - SPECIAL EDITION VENICE BIENNALE 2015

VENICE BIENNALE - JUNE 20 - 6.30 PM

PALAZZO MOCENIGO

HAVANA PORTFOLIO 3 PAGES + SIGNED PRINT

 

Above and Beyond Special Edition Portfolio Published in occasion of the Venice Biennale 2015. The signed print is from the series "Havana" by the Artist from which image where part. Prints are signed and numbered in pencil on reverse. 

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PORTFOLIO IMAGES - HERE