Bi8 Biennale Dell'Immagine
November 24, 2012 - January 20, 2013
The Cons Arc Gallery of Chiasso Switzerland in collaboration with the Jeffrey Goldstein Collection proudly presents:
Every Glance a Step: Vivian Maier and Others in the World of Photography
Ogni Sguardo un Passo: Vivian Maier e le altre sulle strade della fotografia.
Via Dante Alighieri 1
Opens: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Official reception starts at 6:00pm at the Cinema Teatro in Chiasso
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
100 Vivian Maier photographic prints will be exhibited for the 8th Biennale dell'Immagine (Photography Biennial Bi8, www.consarc.ch) in Chiasso, Switzerland (10 minutes drive from Como, 40 from Milan - Italy, 20 from Lugano, Switzerland). This is the first European event to host a large number of prints from the Jeffrey Goldstein Collection. Vivian Maier's prints will be featured in the bright space of the Spazio Officina in collaboration with the work of other contemporary women photographers including Anne Leader, Stefania Beretta, Piritta Martikainen, Nicole Hametner, Claire Laude, Anne Golaz, and videos by Giusi Campisi and Sara Rossi. The exhibition showcases a powerful body of work by women photographers from different historical and geographical origins. Collectively, this fascinating ensemble is sure to deliver a stimulating feast for the eyes.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT AND THE PRINTS, please contact:
Cons Arc Gallery
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VIVIAN MAIER PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
Vivian Maier’s photographic work, which intimately documents mid-century life namely in Chicago and other American cities, first came to light in 2007 when boxes of her work, including hundreds of rolls of undeveloped film, were discovered in an abandoned storage locker. In recent months, Maier’s incredible story continues to unfold and her impressive body of work thus far has been heralded by both critics and international publications alike. Vivian Maier was born in New York City, but spent much of her youth in France. Returning to New York in 1951 after months of international travel, she began to comb the American streets, documenting the city’s inhabitants and offering an intimate glimpse into urban lives and relationships (among other subject matter). Maier moved to Chicago in 1956 where she worked as a longtime nanny for families in Chicago’s North Shore. Often referred to as an “eccentric Mary Poppins,” Maier continued to take photographs well into the 1990s, but almost never allowed her work to be viewed. Along with newspaper clippings and other historical artifacts, Maier stashed hundreds of undeveloped rolls of film and photographs in a storage locker, where they were later deemed abandoned and auctioned off. Maier died in 2009 in a nursing home at the age of 83. This Vivian Maier exhibit offers a glimpse into her world via 40 posthumous archival prints selected and curated by Patrick Sansone of Wilco from the Jeffrey Goldstein collection known as Vivian Maier Prints Inc.