Exhibition

RESISTANCE & SENSIBILITY

COLLEZIONE DONATA PIZZI: WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM ITALY

Duration: February 1st – April 26, 2020

Opening: Friday, January 31, 2020, 7 pm


SPECIAL EVENTS


Exhibition tours

with Donata Pizzi, Collector

Saturday, February 1st, 2020, 3 pm

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, 3 pm

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 3 pm


with Celina Lunsford, FFF

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 2 pm


Lectures

“ABOUT THE COLLECTION” 

with Donata Pizzi, Collector

Saturday, February 1st, 2020, 6 pm

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 6 pm


Workshops

“UNFAMILIAR/FAMILIAR – FINDING THE INTIMACY”

with Simona Ghizzoni

Sunday, February 1st, 2020, 10 am–5 pm


“THE ART OF MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY”

with Alessandra Capodacqua

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, 10 am–6 pm


Panel discussion

“RESISTANCE & IDENTITY”

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7.30 pm

e.g. with Katharina Dubno, Photographer and Donata Pizzi, Collector; 

in cooperation with the Department for Women’s Affairs, City of Frankfurt


Public guided tours

each Wednesday, 6 pm

Five decades of photography, as seen from a female perspective: under the title RESISTANCE & SENSIBILITY, the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF) presents 100 works by Italian female photographers from 1965 to the present day. The selection from the “Collezione Donata Pizzi” shows various facets of everyday life, social and contemporary history. A main focus is on women’s lives: Mothers, daughters, relationships, hopes and illusions, struggles and going beyond borders are some of the thematic aspects. Rarities in the exhibition include photographs of women in extreme political groups and early pictures of transvestites, with a publication that was censored immediately at the time.

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All works in RESISTANCE & SENSIBILITY are part of the “Collezione Donata Pizzi”. The collection of the Italian photographer, picture editor and collector Donata Pizzi (born 1957, lives in Milan), which began in 2014, is one of the few collections worldwide with works exclusively by female artists. It comprises pieces by more than 70 Italian photographers of different generations and is constantly being expanded.


True to the collection, the exhibition at the FFF also represents important phases and themes in contemporary Italian photography. The show displays different photographic styles such as photojournalism, documentation, portrait and abstraction. In addition, it presents conceptual and experimental artistic positions and supports numerous examples of artwork which illustrate aesthetic, iconographic and technological developments within the history of photography. In terms of content, the works deal with the socio-political changes of their time as well as with role clichés, feminist ideas and questions of identity, relationships and the body. RESISTANCE & SENSIBILITY. COLLEZIONE DONATA PIZZI: WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM ITALY displays a trove of expressive photographic moments and a diversity of female photographic art.

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