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FOTO/INDUSTRIA. Jan Groover. Laboratory of Forms

MAMbo, Sala delle Ciminiere
14 October 2021 - 2 January 2022

Jan Groover studied to become a painter; she was inspired by the work of artists such as Paul Cézanne, Giorgio Morandi and the minimalists. She started dedicating herself to photography in the early 70s. Among the great protagonists of still life, she soon attracted the interest of critics and the public with a series of objects photographed in the kitchen of her home.
This work combines a compositional sensitivity that refers to Renaissance paintings with the echo of the political and social demands of feminism. Her work, celebrated in a solo exhibition at the MoMA in New York in 1987, continued until 2012 with a continuous research on the shape of objects and their endless visual potential.

This exhibition, coming from the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, where the artist’s entire archive is kept, is her first retrospective in Italy, and represents an opportunity to bring her work closer to that of the Bolognese master Giorgio Morandi.

Exhibition produced by Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

Curated by: Tatyana Franck (Director of Photo Élysée), Émilie Delcambre Hirsch, Paul Frèches (Scientific Advisor)

In collaboration with Lorenzo Balbi (Artistic Director of MAMbo), Francesco Zanot (Artistic Director of Foto/Industria)