Exhibition: 18 Oct 2019 – 19 Jan 2020
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
1017 DS Amsterdam
Sat-Wed 10-18 . Thu, Fri 10-21
The body of work of Lorenzo Vitturi (Venice, 1980) allows reflections on constant cycles of production, destruction, and recreation.
Playing with the combination of reality and fiction, mixing photography, sculpture, painting and collage, he builds temporary sets in his studio and on location. Vitturi uses specific materials to investigate the passage of time in a globalised world, capturing its mutations.
The upcoming exhibition at Foam will combine the previous projects Dalston Anatomy, Droste Effect, Debris and Other Problems, Money Must Be Made and the latest project Caminantes. The project, inspired by his family history, explores the encounter between and merging of different cultures. Drawing from a series of trips between Peru and Italy, which allowed his parents to meet, and his father’s activity as a Murano glass artisan, Vitturi mixes different materials including raw glass, soil and minerals sourced during his travels in Peru and Italy. The fusion of materials allows to question their function as cultural markers and to explore the dynamics of converging cultures, showing that no element can be seen as pure, as they are the result of a series of encounters that took place over time.