Paper, ink, paint and concrete – photography in the flesh
This year we’ve introduced the ‘Series Award’ for photographers who would like to submit a body of work and win a solo gallery show of their work. Running across the length of the award and without a specific theme, it will close for submissions at the same time as our twelfth and final monthly theme, and will be judged by the highly revered fine art photographer Mona Kuhn.
For that solo gallery show, we’re absolutely delighted to partner with Matèria Gallery in the San Lorenzo neighbourhood of Rome. Matèria is the passion project of photographer, writer, curator and now gallerist Niccolò Fano, and is dedicated to exhibiting emerging and established contemporary photographers, both Italian and international.
Matèria only opened its doors to the public in April 2015, but has already made a name for itself as a beautiful space that champions unexpected and exciting artists. And as hinted in the gallery name, there’s a focus on multi-media practitioners, broadening their photography into the physical space, with objects and site-specific installations. The defining message of Matèria, at least in our eyes, it that there’s still so much to be said for exhibiting photography in the flesh – for giving it life beyond a computer screen.
Here we share three of our favourite artists and exhibitions that have passed through the doors of Matèria so far…