In light of the unprecedented situation that Italy and the entire planet are currently grappling with, photographer Matteo Ceschi captures the silent and somber reality of his hometown.
Matteo Ceschi’s project is a “daily diary”, a story told through images of a difficult moment in an empty and imprisoned Milan, ready to regain the precious freedom that past generations paid so dearly for.
Matteo Ceschi’s “The Winter Midsummer” project is a totally subjective narrative in progress: a tale rich of details caught during the few occasions where one is allowed by law to go out (for food, medicines and necessities). The result is a a collective frame of isolated people who gently fight daily to remain present by means of their absence. It is a series of metaphors inherent to everyday reality that only a trained and intent eye can catch.
“This series of b&w frames would be a simple document, a visual testimony of a far out period of Contemporary history. Since February 24, I started shooting what was happening in my the city, Milan. First more freely
Then, following the decree law of early March, limiting myself to recording the increasingly empty metropolis during the allowed leaves. My photo project – temporarily called “Winter Midsummer” – is a work in progress, a sort of daily diary that adds images and stories to a human mosaic in continuous evolution. An almost deafening unreal silence dominate my black and white: that’s the only way to catch/grab it.”
Project by MATTEO CESCHI @TellingWithMyEyes
Curated by Matteo Pacini
ARTESPRESSIONE, an independent space opened in 2009 and following the project of Paula Nora Seegy, it aims to encouraging interaction and synergies of different artistic expressions in a space conceived to host exhibitions and events in the heart of “old Milan”.
The gallery developed into two exhibition spaces situated on the first floor of an elegant apartment block located at Via della Palla 3, a street that connects Via Torino to the beautiful Sant’Alessandro Square.
Without being representative of any particular current, Artespressione follows an independent line centred on an exhibition programme with an international flavour, curated by Matteo Pacini, equally divided between painting, sculpture and photography. It organises solo and group exhibitions in the gallery and other venues, and takes partin festivals, events and art fairs in Italy and abroad.
Visit www.artespressione.com for more info on art projects and artists represented by the gallery