Marina Caneve / Bridges are Beautiful

Marina Caneve / Bridges are Beautiful

Friday, 1 December at 7pm CET, Fabrica hosts Marina Caneve, whose work is part of the dimension of artistic research through photography and dialogue between disciplines and languages.

During the conference entitled “Bridges are Beautiful” Marina Caneve explores the ambiguities inherent in the role of dominion that man exercises over nature and the tensions that emerge from his relationship with other animals. Starting from an analytical study of the network of ecological corridors promoted by the European Union to preserve biodiversity, the artist creates a visual connection between the infrastructures for wildlife, the videos generated by surveillance systems and the landscape of the natural reserves, touching on key issues such as migration and freedom of movement, the rights of non-human animals, the conservation of ecosystems and, ultimately, the possibility of rethinking our anthropocentrism.

Her work was shown in national and international institutions such as MAXXI (Rome), Fotohof (Salzburg), Institut Néerlandais (Paris), Palazzo Reale and La Triennale di Milano, Palazzo Reale (Milano). She was commissioned artistic researches including Atlante Sapienza 22 – MAXXI, Italia Inclusiva – MAECI,  UNESCO, Pad. Venezia, La Biennale di Venezia.

With her project “Are they Rocks or Clouds?” she won numerous awards including the GFI – Giovane Fotografia Italiana Award (currently Premio Luigi Ghirri) at Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia, the Dummy Award at Cortona On The Move, the Bastianelli Award for the best Italian photobook and was nominated for the Prix du livre des Rencontres d’Arles.

She is co-founder of CALAMITA/À (2013-ongoing), an interdisciplinary platform with a focus on catastrophes and especially the Vajont one. 

She combines her practice with teaching at Master IUAV in Photography, Spazio Labo’ and giving workshops.

Marina Caneve’s talk is part of the “Co-ecologies” residency program curated by Carlos Casas.

Friday 1st Dec 2023 — 19:00 - 20:00