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Treasures of the 1930s

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The Fotoforum Bozen, Italy, puts works by South Tyrolian photographer Enrico Pedrotti on display. 1 February until 11 March 2017.

The exhibition shows 63 photos, one film and selected press material from the photographer Enrico Pedrotti, who worked in the Trentino South Tyrol region between 1920 and 1960. It is the first extensive opportunity to present Pedrotti’s oeuvre in its entirety. Till now, his work has been known only in specific contexts (mountain, portrait, futurism) and with individual photographs.

The focus of the exhibition is Enrico Pedrotti’s relationship to the ways of working of Italian photographers among the futurists - from Wulz to Parisio, from Castagneri to Tato - as well as to the German New Objectivity scene with its attention to clear forms and details; Pedrotti experienced important impulses from all of them. Accordingly, Pedrotti’s entire artistic development is examined in this exhibition for technical and stylistic borrowings and approaches; events and circumstances, inspirations and boundaries are shown that led him to develop his own personal way of working.

The selection of the exhibition highlights, besides his artistic successes, the photographer’s particular skill in reconciling his work as the operator of a photo studio for which all Bolzano knew him with his avant-garde research, which remained largely unnoticed by the public. The latter is what made Enrico Pedrotti as photographer one of the protagonists unleashing a wave of innovation in Italy and abroad in the 1930s.

Please find more information at Fotoforum Bozen

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