A central element of On Landscape Project consists of a library of self-published, hand-made or short run artists books, relating to the project ethos. The books and the book display aims to provide a platform for wider debates around landscape through a diverse range of practitioners’ work.
On Landscape # 2 – Book Artists selected by Gianpaolo Arena, Chiara Capodici, Fiorenza Pinna, Niccolò Fano & the On Landscape Project team
The 44 publications included in On Landscape #2 were sourced from an open call and selected by a judging panel formed by Chiara Capodici and Fiorenza Pinna of 3/3, Gianpaolo Arena of Landscape Stories, Matèria’s gallery director Niccolò Fano and the On Landscape Project team.
Selected Book Artists (text pdf)
About the Panel
3/3 is born in Rome from the meeting between Chiara Capodici and Fiorenza Pinna. Since 2009, 3/3 has curated a series of exhibitions, publications and taught a number of workshops on the subject of publishing, collaborating with the likes of Rinko Kawauchi, Anouk Kruithof, Rob Hornstra and Joachim Schmid. In 2010 Little Big Press was launched, a periodical exhibition, a library and itinerant bookstore dedicated to independent and self-published photography titles. 3/3 has been in charge of the publishing sector of MIA Art Fair betwee 2010 and 2014. Selected curated exhibitions include Joel Sternfeld’s first italian solo exhibition, Temporary? Landscapes by Massimo Mastrolillo, the collective Mizu no Oto and a focus on Japanese publishing (Fotografia X); alongside Annalisa D’Angelo and Stefano Ruffa the exhibitions Lost and Found (Fotografia XI), Life After Zero Hour by the collective Mastodon (SI Fest and FotoGrafia XI) and The Narrow Door by Massimiliano Tommaso Rezza (Fotografia Europea 2014). The most recent curated publications include Vorrei tra le mie mani il tuo viso che è terra (come terra) by Daniele Cinciripini, Saluti da Pinetamare by Salvatore Santoro, Piergiorgio Casotti’s Sometimes I cannot Smile, Eleonora Calvelli’s In Bloom, and the two volumes La Città Nascosta and Rome LOVE for the book series Storie di Roma (Camera21). Tre Terzi is photoeditor at LAZLO magazine.
Gianpaolo Arena is an architect and a photographer, he develops research projects on social, documentary themes and environmental issues. The interest in architectural representation has oriented his attention towards architectural photography, urban landscape, the use of photography as a survey of the anthropized territory and towards relations of multiple identities that belong and characterize places and people. An important part of his photographic research developed deals with modified landscapes in different companies, industrial sites and within the business world. Since 2010 he is editor of the international contemporary photography magazine:ﾠLandscape Stories with which he coordinates photographic campaigns in the territory, workshops (Massimo Siragusa, Bruno Ceschel-SP, BH, Raimond Wouda, Valerio Spada, Francesco Jodice, Simon Roberts, Vincenzo Castella, Tre Terzi), editorials (Adolescence book, Gianluca Perrone’s Balere, Joël Tettamanti’s Works 2001-2019) and exhibition projects (Photissima Festival Torino, 2012, Sifest 2014, 21er Haus, Vienna, 2014). Since 2013 he has been the curator of the project CALAMITA / À, a platform of investigations and researches on the territories in Vajont. His project My Vietnam was presented at the photographic festival F4_an idea of photography in Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo TV in 2013 and in 2014 at the Photography Festival in Padova, at Galleria Anteprima d’Arte Contemporanea in Rome and at Fotografia Festival di Roma. In 2013 he participated in the 10th Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale in Brazil with the organisation Latitude Platform.
On Landscape # 1 – Book Artists selected by Bruno Ceschel & Miranda Gavin
About the Panel
Bruno Ceschel is a writer, curator and lecturer at the University of the Arts London. He is the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy (SPBH), an organisation that supports and promotes the work of emerging photographers. SPBH has organised events at a number of institutions around the world, including The Photographer’s Gallery, ICA, Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, Aperture Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg amongst others and has most recently published books by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Cristina De Middel, Brad Feuerhelm and Lorenzo Vitturi. Ceschel writes regularly for a number of publications such as FOAM, The British Journal of Photography and Aperture Magazine and has guest-edited issues of Photography and Culture, Ojo de Pez and The PhotoBook Review.
Miranda Gavin is Editor of Frame and Reference, a virtual window on what galleries, museums and visual arts organisations in the South East are thinking, doing, seeing, and sharing and Editor-at-Large for the quarterly contemporary photography magazine, Hotshoe. She also runs a photography-focused blog, The Roaming Eye. Miranda has contributed to a number of photography-related publications in the UK and abroad, including the British Journal of Photography, F2 Freelance Photographer, The Times supplement on photography (2012) and Gomma's recent book of black and white photography, MONO (2013). In 2010 Miranda co-founded Tri-Pod, a creative initiative that supports lens-based artists with personal photographic Projects in Process (PiP). Miranda regularly delivers and chairs talks, reviews portfolios and judges photography competitions, most recently for the series category of the Renaissance Photography Prize 2013 and the Annual Hotshoe/Photofusion Members' Award.