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LYNN DAVIS: Modern View of Ancient Treasures

Lynn Davis is considered one of the finest photographers of the American scene. Student of Berenice Abbott, a myth of photography, and friend of Robert Mapplethorpe, the photographer 'maudit' the New York limelight eighties, Lynn Davis wants to present in Venice with one of his finest collections of large photographs, all centered on the epiphany of sacred places man: monumental tombs in the desert, temples that rise like stalagmites in the plain, hieratic figures that emerge from the mountains, are the images that the photographer prefers today, in its constant search of a 'timeless' , which carries the human being - past and present - the sense of the absolute.

For this reason, the exhibition plays a double meaning: the photographs not only enter into a relationship, of course, with the gaze of the spectator, but also with the findings kept in the museum, which ideally are part of the search for Lynn Davis, both as the objects themselves - they are often celebratory statues, votive, funerary object and as the memory of far-sighted collectors who, from the refined prelates Renaissance Domenico and Giovanni Grimani in the sixteenth century, have contributed to the collection of antiquities in the Archaeological Museum of Venice.

Thus, the ideal travel and physical Lynn Davis finally finds her place of choice, which is the place of memory - and the memory ancient, ancestral, almost atavistic -, where the big picture masterfully printed on photo paper rare, become simply the temporary exhibition of a season, but the place where 'have always been', and ideally where they could stay forever.

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from Sep 21, 12 to Jan 13, 13
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Museo Archeologico
San Marco 52 - 30124 Venezia
Centro Storico
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