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title: Nature morte, Fictions and Excerpts
author: Stefano Graziani
Date: 09.2017

In Stefano Graziani’s works, whether realised individually or in collaboration with other architects, the interest in taxonomy, as a titanic enlightened project through which one can catalog the visual, allows the construction of several sets of pictures, as shown in his latest publications, such as Nature morte (2016). The presentation wishes to raise the issue of genre (landscape, still life, portrait, architecture) within the representation. During this lecture, the author will present a list of books edited with different studios, as Office kgdvs in Brussels, Christ & Gantenbein in Basel, 51N4E in Brussels, Baukuh in Milan, plus a series on Andrea Palladio.

Stefano Graziani is an artist and a photographer who lives and works in Trieste, Italy. He studied architecture at University IUAV in Venice. He teaches at Naba School in Milan and coordinates the Master in Photograpy at IUAV. He also collaborates with a number of magazines and publishing houses. Among his many books: Nature morte, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena 2016; It seemed as Though the Mist Itself Had Screamed, with texts by Nanni Cagnone, Kersten Geers, Francesco Zanot, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena 2014; Late Night Conversations, with texts by Alessandro Dandini de Sylva, Quodlibet, Macerata 2014; Memory Talks, a+m bookstore, Milan 2012; Under the Volcano and other Stories, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena 2009; L’isola, with a note by the author and quotes from Scritti by Roberto Bazlen, Galleria Mazzoli, Modena 2009; Taxonomies, with a note by the author and texts by Stefano Boeri, Antonello Frongia, Rene Gabri, a+m bookstore, Milan 2007. Graziani curated the anthology by Jeff Wall, Gestus. Scritti sull’arte e la fotografia, Quodlibet, Macerata 2013, and published the photographic introduction to the book by Yona Friedman and Manuel Orazi, The Dilution of Architecture, Park Books, Zurich 2015. He is co-founder of the magazines “San Rocco” and “Genda”, and contributed to the exhibitions A Small Museum fo the American Metaphor, curated by Kersten Geers, Red Cat Gallery, Los Angeles 2014; A minor History within the Memories of a National Heritage, in Monditalia, Corderie dell’Arsenale, 14th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2014. He has just taken part in the last Chicago Biennial (2017).