Venice: The Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa – Axel Hutte – Fantasmi e Realta. The Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, in the Saint Mark’s Square gallery, and the Fondazione Fotografia Modena present Fantasmi e Realta, until October 5, featuring the evocative work of one of the most interesting contemporary German photographers: Axel Hutte. The exhibition includes a major set of new works, which the artist produced in Venice, paying homage to the austere beauty of the noble palazzos of the lagoon city. "In my architectural photos, the enigmatic nature of space is often coupled with the sensation of slowed time," states Hutte, who alternates night and day, interior and exterior, black and white and color images in his research.
Above. Axel Hutte in front of his photograph of Ca Corner della Regina 1, Italy, 2012 – printed on glass.
Axel Hutte - Fantasmi e Realta. In the Venetian series, the shots of the palazzos are printed onto glass before being mounted onto a backing mirror, which enhances the image with new, disarming and enigmatic reflections.
Above. Axel Hutte - Ca Corner della Regina 2, Italy, 2012 – printed on glass.
Antonio and Angela Vettese, minister for culture to the city of Venice
Axel Hutte - Fantasmi e Realta. The golden light of the church of Santa Maria dei Frari, just like in another photograph of the lampshade in Palazzo Loredan, create an atmosphere in which its coupling with the darkness becomes a primary element.
Above. Axel Hutte - Santa Maria dei Frari, Italy, 2012 – printed on glass.
Video artist Anita Sieff with curator and director of Ca Pesaro museum Silvio Fuso