Primrose: Early Russian Color Photography

Primrose, pervotsvet in Russian (literally meaning “first color”), gives its name to this expansive exhibition spanning over a century of experimentation with color photography, which in Russia—as in the rest of Europe—really took off in the 1860s.
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Wolfgang Stoerchle

Sex, Lies, and Videotape – the title of Steven Soderbergh’s Palme d’Or-winning 1989 film – sums up Wolfgang Stoerchle’s artistic journey charted in this intriguing solo exhibition. The presentation at Macro is a showcase for editor Alice Dusapin’s extensive research dedicated to this eccentric, well-loved, and yet somewhat forgotten figure of the Californian art scene in the 1970s. Continue reading Wolfgang Stoerchle

Yoan Capote

At the start of his 1943 poem “La isla en peso” [“The Weight of the Island”], Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera evokes the curse of being surrounded on all sides by water, likening it to a cancer. The same sense of entrapment is palpable in Yoan Capote’s Isla series, six of which are displayed around the front gallery room looking out onto the central Piazza della Cisterna. Continue reading Yoan Capote