Artist's book dedicated to Alessandra Spranzi's beautiful eponymous series of photographic collages.
“Obsolete things and images, left to their own devices, which I shift out of their context of silent invisibility and uselessness. In a certain sense I am caring for them. The practice of montage opens up unexpected associative, existential and aesthetic possibilities. For years I have been thinking about the often slumbering or exhausted potential that resides in images, going back to observe and utilize anachronistic or humble materials in project that are different, each time, that bring to light or reveal the hidden, irrational side of things and images. To gather, approach, put together, to make meet, is a way of reorganizing or surprising vision and thought, of calling back into play the enigmatic nature of the photographic image that continuously questions us.”
Born in 1962, Alessandra Spranzi lives and works in Milan, where she has been teaching Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera since 2009. Among her recent exhibitions: Sortilegio, Centre Photographique d'Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault (2015); Maraviglia, P420, Bologna (2014); Opere e Progetti del Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Triennale di Milano (2014); Così accade, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2014); Arcade Gallery, London (2014); Highlights, Studio Dabbeni, Lugano (2014); Galleria Martano, Turin (2013); Lumpenfotografie, Galleria P420, Bologna (2013); Autoritratti. Iscrizioni al femminile nell'arte italiana contemporanea, MAMbo, Bologna (2013); Richard Wentworth e Alessandra Spranzi, Galleria Nicoletta Rusconi, Milan (2012).