Exhibition

RESISTANCE & SENSIBILITY

COLLEZIONE DONATA PIZZI: WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM ITALY

Duration: February 1st – April 26, 2020/ extended until August 30, 2020

Opening: Friday, January 31, 2020, 7 pm



ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME


Exhibition tours

with Donata Pizzi, Collector

Saturday, February 1st, 2020, 3 pm

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, 3 pm

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 3 pm [cancelled due to Covid-19]

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 11 am and 3 pm

Sunday, August 30, 2020, 11 am and 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 [cancelled due to Covid-19]


Public guided tours

each Wednesday, 6 pm

Exhibition extended: Until August 30, 2020 the FFF presents 150 works from more than 60 contemporary Italian female photographers.


Five decades of photography, as seen from a female perspective: under the title RESISTANCE & SENSIBILITY, the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt presents 150 works by more than 60 Italian women 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: hopes and illusions, relationships, struggles and going beyond borders are some of the aspects addressed. Rarities in the exhibition include a vintage photograph of women in a political terrorist group 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, which began in 2014, is one of the few collections worldwide with works exclusively by female artists. It comprises more than 250 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 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 displays a trove of expressive photographic moments and a diversity of female photographic art, previously undiscovered, with Italy as the example.


DIGITAL TOUR “RESISTANCE & SENSIBILITY DIGITAL” WITH CELINA LUNSFORD

Donata Pizzi about Libera Mazzoleni

For all who have not (yet) made it to the FFF: Experience more than 50 years of photography from a female perspective with a digital short-tour. FFF-curator Celina Lunsford introduces you to themes, genres and central works from RESISTANCE & SENSIBILITY, including positions on identity and contemporary history, on roles and clichés and on the significance of the Collezione Donata Pizzi.

    The exhibition is generously supported by the Department of Women's Affairs of the City of Frankfurt and the Feith Stiftung.

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