FABRICA PLATAFORMA, a new gallery of exhibitions created specifically for Instagram, starts on 15 May: an experiment that will feature young international artists or projects created by Fabrica’s residents who will have the opportunity to exhibit their work just as if they were in a gallery or in a museum.
Physical boundaries are therefore crossed for a digital dimension of art, but without forgetting the concepts of sharing and community. In fact, the visitor will be involved, through an experimental format, in an interactive experience: in addition to admiring the works on display, he/she will be able to participate in the vernissage in the presence of the artist, listen to the audio guides and access a series of additional contents, such as stories and travel diaries or insights on the creative process.
The first appointment is from 15 to 29 May with “Cazzo guardi?!” (What the fuck are you looking at?!), a reportage by the English photographer Richard Morgan during his residence at Fabrica. In the six months in which he has been in Italy, Richard has traveled throughout the country – from Bologna to Palermo, from Venice to Bari, from Trieste to Naples – observing and immortalizing social intimacy in the months preceding the current health emergency due to COVID-19.
The project tells of stadiums, churches, parks, markets, events, beaches, boats, buses, trains, parties, bars, restaurants, shops, streets and people who touch and absorb each other. The challenge was to document fragments of Italian social life, recounting humor and sadness, contrast and intensity, irony and drama. His photographs are witnesses to the vibrant liveliness of movements and gestures that characterizes Italians.
“The meeting of peoples’ bodies excited me, told me that something was being created, that something was happening that I could understand and cherish. Kisses don’t last forever. That’s why they’re worth looking at”, says Morgan.
The Instagram profile dedicated to this exhibition is @fabricaplataforma_morgan.
The profile will remain private until the opening of the exhibition which will take place on Friday 15 May at 7pm with an interview with Richard Morgan live on @fabricaresearchcentre
Richard Morgan is an English street photographer. In 2018 he obtained the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year and in 2019 he was a finalist at Sky Arts Master of Photography. He has lived and photographed in Russia, China, Poland, Italy, and the UK, where he is currently documenting the British experience of the Corona Crisis in London.
“Cazzo guardi?!” (What the fuck are you looking at?!)
By Richard Morgan
15 – 29 May 2020
Only on @fabricaplataforma_morgan
The profile is private. Send us your request, we will admit you on the opening day.