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DIDO FONTANA - MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART , MINNEAPOLIS, USA
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  • Dido Fontana, ‘Untitled (Christ)', 2008, c-print, 76 x 50 cm, ed. 3 + PDA

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DIDO FONTANA
MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART, MINNEAPOLIS, USA - ACQUISIZIONE LA FOTOGRAFIA PER LA COLLEZIONE

L’opera fotografica “Untitled (Christ)” di Dido Fontana è stata acquisita dal Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA. Precedentemente la stessa era esposta presso il Museo di Minneapolis in occasione della mostra The Art of Murder.

Collezione di Minneapolis Institute of Art


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DIDO FONTANA
MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART, MINNEAPOLIS, USA - ACQUISITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE COLLECTION

The photography “Untitled (Christ)" by Dido Fontana was acquired by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA. Before the same photography was exhibited in this Museum of Minneapolis in occasion of he show The Art of Murder.

Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art


Contemporary Italian photographer Dido Fontana alters the traditional iconography of the Crucifixion of Jesus in this enigmatic image of a carved figure of a lifeless Christ, who appears to be floating in a cloudless sky as if rising to heaven. In fact, the 19th-century wooden sculpture, obtained from a local Catholic parish, hangs on an otherwise empty wall of Fontana’s family home. Though implied, there is no cross and no narrative setting present in the devotional object and the viewer’s gaze falls on the body of a man brutally tortured and murdered by his tormentors. At the same time, the utter familiarly of this Christian symbol mitigates the revulsion of witnessing a bloody and mutilated corpse. Fontana’s photographs may appear to be spontaneous, but are actually the result of a carefully choreographed technical set-up designed to highlight subtle nuances of mood and lighting.