Renato d’Agostin — The Beautiful Cliché, Venezia
The Beautiful Cliché, Venezia
Past: November 3 → December 7, 2011
“Finally a book on Venice without gondolette, silvery reflections, romantic glimpses of canals and bridges and everything else that provides the perfect tourist measure for selling a city known as “the most beautiful in the world.” D’Agostin’s eye is certainly more sensitive than the emulsion or apparatus of his camera, and this is a crucial talent in the field of photography”
“Venetian Heritage is very proud to be associated with Renato D’Agostin on this project. His photographs of Venice show the city in a totally new light. Our hope is that through this body of work, the beauty of the city will continue to inspire generations to come.”
Pierre Durand, President Venetian Heritage
The photography book The Beautiful Cliché — Venezia will be released worldwide March 2012 with preface by Renata Codello, Superintendent for the Cultural Heritage and Landscape of Venice and the Lagoon, and texts by curator and photo historian, Italo Zannier, and curator, Chiara Casarin.
Renato D’Agostin was born in Venice, Italy in 1983. He began his career in photography in 2001. In 2005, D’Agostin attended International Center of Photography in New York for courses in Fine Print. Soon after, he became assistant to Ralph Gibson. D’Agostin presented the exhibitions Metropolis (2007) and Tokyo Untitled (2009) in major galleries in The United States, Europe and Japan. He is represented by Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, Photo 4 Charles Zalber, Paris, and MC2 Gallery, Milan.
the eponymous book published by édition Silvana (IT) Texts of the photographer and italian historian Italo Zannier and curator Chiara Casarin.
Foreword by Renata Codello, Superintendent of Culture of the City of Venice.
Opening Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 6 PM