Past Fair

Podbielski Contemporary proudly presenting:

And first there was chaos…
(The themes of water and the woman, as in mother earth, as the archetypes of origin of life and as the equilibrium of all elements)

At MIA 2015, we wish to present a significant and thematic dialogue between four voices of established career artists, each working with the medium of photography, each investigating one of the three themes chosen for MIA 2015: images of human activity on nature, water as the element of life for the earth and for man and the woman as the origin of life.


Francesco Jodice (1967, Napoli, Italy):lives and works in Milan. His researches encompass changes in modern social landscape underlining new relevant phenomena in urban anthropology. His work explores the urgency for a common ground between art and geopolitics.
The Fondazione Capricommissioned his latest series “Diefenbach”. The project is promoted by the Superintendence for the Historical, Artistic, Ethno-anthropological Heritage and by the Museum of the City of Naples to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of the artist Wilhelm Diefenbach. Inspired by the works of the German artist, Jodice was asked to draw upon the tension that emerges from his paintings, where sudden glimpses of light break the darkness of his paintings.

Dubravka Vidovic Born in Zadar (Croatia) in 1970, Dubravka Vidović lives and works in Shanghai and Milan. Vidović works in the fields of photography, installation, video and archives. She graduated at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. She is currently exhibiting her work in Shanghai in a solo show titled “Exile” at OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) and also “Once Upon a Time” at Anne-Cecile Noique Art. In the past she exhibited both solo and in a group at our gallery.

Andrea Botto was born in 1973, in Rapallo (GE), where he lives and works. Interested in the cross-pollination of various contemporary art mediums he uses photography as a means of dissecting the world in order to expose its stratifications. Since 1999 he has exhibited his work in one-man and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, winning important international awards. He teaches at the Istituto Europeo di Designin Turin and is artistic director of the annual Rapallo Contemporary Photography Show.

Agnese Purgatorio is an artist who works primarily in photography, video, installation and performance. Born in Bari, Italy, she lives between Belgrade and Beirut. Her training as an artist began with a period of study in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Lasar Segall Museum and at the SESC Pompéia Factory. Agnese is currently having a solo exhibition at our gallery in Berlin.


11 – 13 APRIL 2016

THE MALL, Milano


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