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Accattone #5 : Launch in Venice
The editors of Accattone will present the fifth issue of the magazine at Bruno Bookshop in Venice on Saturday 26th at 6PM.
Based entirely on the work of Armin Linke, Accattone #5 explores photography in relation to the major architecture of public and private institutions: the infrastructure of the Roman Empire, neoclassical Athens, the United Nations headquarters, neo-liberal corporate environments and the fragile European institutions in Brussels.
Monuments are carefully crafted to convey determined sets of aesthetic codes and political values, incorporated in a purportedly eternal and total character. Photography can challenge the power of such representations by bringing out their inherent glitches, small cracks and everyday ambiguities. It can reprogramme architecture.
Exhibition in a box: five pictures by Armin Linke
On view: Accattone #1 — #5
Screening: Pictures from Accattone #5 commented by Armin Linke in conversation with the editors.